Jonah Maurer

Hi! My name is Jonah Maurer, and I serve as a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

God has called me to serve the students at the University of Illinois-Chicago. You can usually find me at the Newman Center, walking around campus, or grabbing a coffee with someone.

My Story

My family raised me in the Catholic faith. Throughout middle and high school, I knew God was important, but I never truly had a personal relationship with Him. When I got to college, I got lost in the secular culture and put my identity into everything but God. During my freshman and sophomore years, I felt lost. I knew something was missing from my life, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.

Then a FOCUS missionary reached out and started to invest in me. He led me through Bible studies and invited me to make Jesus the center of my life. He walked with me and showed me what it meant to be a disciple of Christ Jesus, revealing to me my true identity, as a beloved son of God.

I chose to become a FOCUS missionary to invest in students the same way FOCUS missionaries invested in me. Every person deserves a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that will transform their lives, just as it did mine.

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 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.

Find other missionaries

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

Know, Love and Serve God

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

FOCUS Find A Missionary Build Virtuous Friendships Together

Build Virtuous Friendships

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

FOCUS Find A Missionary Teach Others Share Christ Smiling

Teach Others to Share Christ

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

This is default text for notification bar