Joseph Chalfant

“This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis.”
Pope John Paul II

Where I serve

I’m very excited to be serving as a missionary at Louisville!

My Story

During my youth, faith wasn’t an often discussed topic of conversation. As I entered the latter years of my time in high school, I found myself looking for Truth in a multitude of ways. This eventually led me to pursue a career in politics, and it was when I was living in Washington, D.C. that I found it! My roommates had convinced me to join them for a Sunday Mass at the National Basilica, and it was there that I fell in love with the beauty of the Church. I began to read theology and dove deeper into Scripture. That intellectual pursuit eventually led to a conversation of my heart, and I was baptized, confirmed, and received First Communion on April 16th, 2022. Not long after, I felt the call to give my life to Christ in a deeper, more intimate way. I joined FOCUS in 2023 so that I can give the gift of faith to souls on campuses around the country who find themselves chasing after Truth as well.

Your Impact

When I decided to say yes to God’s call to go on mission, I also said yes to relying completely on mission partners to support me both spiritually and financially. Working together, you and I can journey together on campus to present the Gospel to students. If you’re interested in joining me on mission, please consider reaching out to me so that we can schedule a discussion!

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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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