Jacob Palchak

I’m a third year FOCUS missionary!

Some give by going, others go by giving.” – Mother Theresa

Where I serve

After serving my first year as a full-time campus missionary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and my second year at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, I am excited to return to Texas Tech for my third year on staff! Wreck ’em!

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My wife, Mallory, is also a full-time missionary at Texas Tech and we are expecting our first child in late September! We are excited to be a witness of family life for the students.

My Story

I attended the University of South Carolina Honors College on a full-ride academic scholarship on the pre-med track. I met one of the FOCUS missionaries after Sunday mass during one of my first weeks on campus. He invited me to my first ever bible study and quickly became a great friend and spiritual inspiration for me. He invited me to attend FOCUS’ national conference where I was surrounded by thousands of other catholic college students and experienced a strong pull to dive deeper into my faith. I decided to turn away from the toxic college culture and slowly turn my life towards Jesus. My missionary continued to invest in me, teaching me how to pray, study scripture, and the importance of the sacraments. I eventually became a strong leader in our catholic community, mentoring other students, leading my own bible study, and altar serving. I used to dream of becoming a rich doctor who could retire early and live a life of comfort. Now my greatest desire is to lead others to Christ and do whatever it takes to fulfill his great commission to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

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(SEEK 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana, with my former FOCUS missionary)

Your Impact

When my wife and I 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. If you are interested in partnering with us, please reach out to us and we would be happy to schedule an appointment to share more about our story and the work we are doing. We’d be honored to share this mission with you.

(843) 290 – 8708

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