Emma Nagle

Hello! My name is Emma, and I’m a FOCUS Missionary!

Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland! I am so excited to meet the students and walk with them in pursuing a personal relationship with Christ, and a deeper love for His Church! My team is pictured below; please pray for us! 


My Story

I grew up in a Catholic family that fell away from the faith over time, checking the boxes, but never really pursuing a personal relationship with the Lord. By the grace of God, I was loved in a Protestant youth group that kept Christ close to my heart, even without knowing the fullness of Him. Before I began college at Penn State University in Central Pennsylvania, I felt the call on my heart, by the grace of my baptism, to return to the Church and seek authentic community centered around Jesus and the Sacraments. I attended Mass on campus, met the Newman Club, and fell in love with the people and the faith. 

Since that year, God has continually called me out of myself and more into His heart; growing in divine intimacy, authentic friendships, and the desire to share His love with others. I served intentionally with the Newman Club during my junior and senior years, and after graduating in 2022, continued to invest in the community at Penn State while also volunteering with the campus ministry at Lock Haven University. Jesus has drawn me closer to His heart with every step and every person I have met, and more deeply into trusting his divine providence in the uncertainty of the past two years. 

Taking all of this to prayer with me at the SEEK24 Conference, God called me to serve with FOCUS! He called me home, into the fullness of His love, and now He desires me to walk that same journey with other young adults. 

Your Impact

Your support enables me to be fully available to students on campus, serving them full-time! If you would be interested in sharing in this mission and partnering with me, you can reach me at [email protected]. I would love to schedule an appointment and get to know you!  

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