Jonathon Spaid

Ever wonder what a world-changer looks like? 

Well, I’m looking at one. 

Thank you for your world-changing generosity!  

Where I serve

I serve as the Sr. Manager of Mission Partner Development (MPD) where I train and support missionaries to develop mission partners like YOU so that together we can launch disciples into life-long Catholic mission!   

My Story

I met Jesus in college at the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

I was lost, far from God, and miserable… 

Then everything changed. Someone cared enough to invite me to a FOCUS conference.  

Leading up to the conference, I was praying in desperation with Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” 

I told Jesus, “If you are real, show me!” 

During the closing mass of the conference, I heard Jesus speak directly to my heart…

“Jonathon, if you really want to find me, become Catholic.” 

After the conference, I turned away from the life I had been living and entered the Catholic Church. 

Since then I have committed my life to sharing the love and mercy of Jesus with as many people as I can. 

This is my 11th year on mission with FOCUS: 

  • December Grad at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (2012) 
  • The University of Florida (2013)
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato (2013-2014)
  • Team Director at North Dakota State University (2014-2020)
  • Sr. Manager of MPD Field Staff (2020-Present) 

I also hold a Master of Arts in Theology from the Augustine Institute. 

Your Impact

Wow! You amaze me!

There are so many amazing missions that you could be supporting, but you have chosen to support FOCUS. 

You are giving faith, hope, and love to sons and daughters who are lost like I was. 

For that, I am eternally grateful. 

Thank you for your love! 

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