Evan Groom

Hey! We are the Groom Family. We are FOCUS Missionaries. 

Evan – (972) 345-2673 – [email protected]

Katie – (281) 928-2001 – [email protected]

Where I serve

God has called us to serve the college students of the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX. Evan began his mission with FOCUS at the University of Jacksonville in Florida while Katie finished college. We began serving here at UTD in August of 2020 during our engagement. We were married in May of 2021 and welcomed our first daughter, Lily Marie, in April of 2022! This year, Evan will be returning as the Team Director at The University of Texas at Dallas!   God continues to bless us as we follow wherever He leads us!

My Story

We first met at the Catholic Center in college at the University of North Texas. Evan was in the middle of his conversion to the Catholic Faith, and Katie was in the middle of finishing school and having no idea that a beautiful relationship was about to start. When we began dating, Evan applied to be a missionary and we had to discern at that time – was God calling us to be a family on mission? What would that look like? Was it possible? 

With God, all things are possible. Now, after four years, there’s nothing else that we would rather do. It is an honor to serve God in this way, especially as a family. As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. Our lives have been transformed by Jesus and we want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. We look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. Our family has been constantly amazed by the different souls we have encountered on campus.

Your Impact

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 us through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We would be honored to share this mission with you.

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