John Winkert

Hey! My name’s Jack. I’m a FOCUS missionary at the University of Maryland.

Where I serve

I will be serving at University of Maryland, College Park this year. I am very excited to be a Catholic Terp!

My Story

When a FOCUS missionary first introduced himself to me while I was a student at Virginia Tech, I didn t know that experience would change my life forever. I was reluctant to meet with him until I turned to him with some problems I was dealing with in my personal life. In His goodness, God closed some doors for my life after college. I didn t understand why this was a necessary trial in my life because I was unaware of the depth of a relationship that He desires with us so that we may trust in Him alone. He used my FOCUS missionary to be a trusted friend and mentor to show me what a joyful life would look like by knowing and trusting in Jesus. My mission with FOCUS is to show students the love of God, walk with them through their college journey, and teach them to be rooted in their identity as someone made in His image and likeness.

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. 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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