Jonathon Loecken

Thanks for your interest in being a part of the mission God has sent me on, please read more about my story and act however you feel called!

Where I serve

I serve at the University of Colorado – Boulder

My Story

I grew up as a Catholic who, on paper, was doing the right things: going to church on Sunday, volunteering, and generally being a good person. However, all of this was done with a lukewarm faith. Upon reaching college I reached a place where for the first time in my life, no one was making sure I was going to church or attending faith formation. This coupled with the typical environment of our university system caused me to drift somewhat from God.

That was until I met a FOCUS missionary who invited me into a bible study and the broader Catholic community at the UMD Newman Center. These missionaries and students of this community had such an inspirational joy and devotion to the Lord that I was drawn to dig into my faith. Now I dedicate myself to the Lord in so many ways that I never imagined I would make time for: I lead bible studies, make a holy hour each day, attend daily mass, and actively work on my relationship with God.

I chose to join the FOCUS missionary team because I realized that if I could impact even one student on campus the way my missionary impacted me, it would be the most meaningful endeavor of my life.

Your Impact

By partnering with me to bring this work to a college campus, you are offering a hand to students at one of the most challenging to navigate and pivotal points in their lives.

Too often I have seen students who only need a gentle nudge into an inviting community to totally change their college experience and with your help, I can be that nudge as well as someone who helps develop students through bible studies, discipleship programs, and community events.

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