Gregory Tandarich

Hey! My name’s Greg and I’m a FOCUS missionary.

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” – Sta. Catalina de Siena

Where I serve

God has called me to serve in New York City at Queens College!

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My Story

I grew up in a very Catholic home, my siblings and I were homeschooled and raised in the Catholic faith. I graduated from Liberty University at the end of 2019 with a degree in business. I started my own business in marketing coming out of college. I worked with local small businesses providing services such as web design, graphic design and their social media presence. I was happy with the work I was doing post college, but I felt God calling me to something more. I attended an event in June of 2022 with a chastity organization. For senior weekend we went to the Jersey shore and had conversations with young people about the virtue of chastity and real love – God’s love for us. The reaction of these young people and how they not only needed to hear this message, but desired to know more, really stirred in me the desire for mission work oriented especially towards my peers. Following that trip I pursued that desire for mission by working with the same organization. I did tabling events with them and I also gave church talks sharing the Chastity message. I worked with other organizations as well throughout the year – pro life organizations and organizations that work with the homeless in Kensington in Philadelphia. I was discovering more of what God was putting on my heart and what he was calling me to. Through all this I was also living out my faith more intentionally, growing in relationship with Christ, transitioning it from my parents faith to making it my own, and I started going to daily mass again. I regularly attended the Newman center at West Chester University. This is where I encountered FOCUS, the missionaries on campus, and the impact they had on the students and community there. It was the ‘full picture’ of what I was desiring and what the Lord is calling me to.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I 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. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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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