God has called me to serve as a missionary with FOCUS since May of 2015. After serving as a Campus Missionary and Team Director at the University of Texas at Austin for three years, I moved to Denver, Colorado where I served campuses in the state of Texas as a Regional Director for four years. In 2022, I was asked to step into leadership as the Sr. Director of Formative Enterprises with FOCUS. This role allows me to form and invest in our formative departments within the Apostolate – primarily, the department responsible for planning all of FOCUS’ events throughout the year. In addition, my role assists in overseeing our Missions, Retreats, and Summer Projects departments. All of which supplement the work that our missionaries do on campus and provide additional opportunities for students to encounter Christ. Within this leadership position, I am able to serve as a “missionary to our missionaries”…what an honor!
During my high school years in New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to attend a small school where faith mattered. Although not a private school, I was able to meet individuals who poured into me, including teachers and upperclassmen who taught and modeled how to live a Christ-centered life. When I was preparing to graduate from high school, I felt a huge tug to model the same example for those around me; however, I needed a deeper formation in my faith and relationship with Christ.
While I attended college at Oklahoma State University, I was able to experience the challenge of living out my faith on a college campus that was filled with relativism and immorality–similar to many typical university cultures. Through God’s grace, during my sophomore year, I got plugged into the Newman Center at St. Johns’ University Parish where I found community and truth. When FOCUS arrived on our campus my junior year, I was immediately greeted by missionaries who loved Christ and wanted to make Him known! FOCUS radically changed my life and equipped me for lifelong mission for the Church by giving me the skills and confidence to lead other women to Christ. I was so impacted by the FOCUS missionaries on the campus of OSU that I wanted to serve students in the same way. In joining staff with FOCUS, my biggest desire is to share the love of Christ and his joy with students who are lost, stagnant in their faith, or maybe have not experienced the full love and truth that is Jesus Christ!
This is exactly the mission that FOCUS seeks to accomplish: to build relationships with students and introduce them to Jesus Christ and His Church, empowering them to do the same for others. Serving with FOCUS as a full-time missionary and Director, I have had the joyful opportunity to impact college students and missionaries through evangelization and discipleship on the college campus, mentoring hundreds of women, forming Team Directors as they lead others, building successful missionary teams on several university campuses, and shaping our generation’s leaders for lifelong mission for Jesus Christ.
My husband and former FOCUS missionary, Jacob, and I have been married since June of 2022 and welcomed our first baby girl, Juliana Falbo, in July of 2023. We live in Denver, CO where FOCUS Headquarters is located, and love investing in our local parish, young couples, and families!
When I answered the call to join FOCUS and serve as a full-time missionary, I made the decision to rely fully on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. As a Sr. Director, I continue to fundraise my salary completely in order to be radically available to the missionaries and students in need and in my care. Because of that, I need people like you! I invite you to join me in the mission of inviting college students to know the love of Jesus Christ by supporting me with your generosity. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!