Ian and Grace Rush

“Man cannot fully find himself, except through a sincere gift of himself”

– Pope John Paul II

Where We serve

We are very excited to serve the students of Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts!

Our Story

We both attended James Madison University, where we experienced deeper conversions in unique ways, thanks to FOCUS missionaries. They met us where we were at, and led us into a more authentic relationship with Jesus. By the end of senior year in 2021, we both became missionaries, desiring to serve the Lord in this radical way. This was around the same time we began dating. For the first two years of FOCUS, Grace served at Harvard while Ian served UVA. We then got married in June 2023 and did our third year of mission together at Harvard. We are honored that God has invited us to return for a fourth year of mission to share the good news of His transformative love at Harvard!

We are so excited to continue being a family on mission! Especially on this campus, we hope to bring the witness of a faithful marriage to students who need to see the goodness of God’s love, as revealed through this sacrament.

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Team Harvard 2024-2025: Bridget, Ian, Grace, and Will!

Your Impact

When we decided to serve full-time with FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual & financial support of mission partners. We love getting to share this mission! If you would like to hear our story and support our family, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment.

Thank you for accompanying us in fulfilling the Great Commission, bringing souls to Jesus, and giving hope to this world!

Ian & Grace Rush

(571) 329-7603 & (571) 488-7506

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