James Talocka

“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”

-Philippians 4:6

Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve the students of West Virginia University! I can’t wait to arrive on campus and be a witness to the Gospel alongside my teammates Colin, Julia, and Mary.

My Story

I grew up in a small Catholic family that instilled in me the value of attending mass and receiving a Catholic education. The Church was always a part of my life until shortly after I arrived at college, where I fell into a secular lifestyle and stopped receiving the sacraments. This led me to a dark and restless place where I began to search for meaning.

Thankfully, I was reintroduced to Christ by a couple of roommates during my junior year. I was  inspired to return to mass and finally get involved with my campus ministry. I was pursued by a FOCUS missionary who showed me how to have a relationship with God and put Christ at the center of my life. I desire more than anything to grow in holiness and facilitate that encounter with Christ for other students.

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 join alongside me in this ministry. If you are interested in joining me on mission, I would love to set up an appointment with you! I can be reached at [email protected].

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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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