John Paccassi

Howdy! I’m John.

Where I serve

I am currently serving in the state of Rhode Island, at Brown University! I love the outdoors, rock-climbing, camping, backpacking, and you can often find me worshiping the Lord through action in His great creation of the outdoors.

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My Story

I was blessed to be raised in a large Catholic family growing up. However I did not take the faith seriously until college. Having the opportunity to serve in the mountains of Colorado at Camp Wojtyla reignited my love for the Catholic faith. During my senior year at the Virginia Military Institute I was invited to apply to FOCUS. Since then I haven’t looked back and have dove deep into learning all that I can and spreading the faith to all.

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Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I decided to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. 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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