Dominic Paolucci

Hey! We’re the Paoluccis and we’re FOCUS missionaries.

Where We serve

We currently serve FOCUS in Denver at our national office overseeing missionaries on campuses in the South Area. Dominic is the Area Director for the South working with 50+ campuses and more than 200 missionaries as they reach out to college students, helping them to find purpose and meaning in their life, ultimately preparing them for life-long Catholic mission. God has continued to call our family to serve college students through the mission of FOCUS. We’d love to talk with you soon and share what the Lord has been doing in our lives!

Our Story

Kelly and I have been serving with FOCUS since we graduated from college in 2010. From August 2010 through May 2012, I (Dominic) served as a campus missionary and Team Director at the University of Connecticut and Kelly served as a missionary and Team Director at UMKC where where we were blessed to see the person of Jesus Christ come radically alive in so many of the students at these campuses! From 2012 to 2019, Dominic worked in International Missions with FOCUS, sending more than 10,000 people on mission trips to serve the poor and Kelly worked in Recruitment and HR. These years have had a profound impact on not only many students’ lives (who will spread that impact for the rest of their lives), but on our own lives as well.

We met, dated, were engaged, and married all while serving with FOCUS. Dominic, as the South Area Director, utilizes his evangelization and business experience (MBA completed in 2021) to manage a team of eight regional directors as they lead these 50+ campuses and more than 250 missionaries. Kelly works far harder than I at home full-time taking care of our six children Gianna, Lia, Philomena, Giorgio, Jack and Gabriel (born March 2022). We are blessed to continue in this mission as a family and to continue to bring Christ to this nation and world. Please join us in reaching the world in this generation!

Your Impact

People need to know Jesus, and make him the center of their life. Cheesy? No – think about it. Church on Sunday in college may mean Christ is part of one’s life, but what would it look like if he were at the center of EVERYTHING? That’s what we’re working toward.

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we’ve served with FOCUS since 2010. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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