Joy Kogut

God doesn’t call the qualified – He calls everyone, no one is qualified.

Where I serve

I am excited to be serving with this incredible team at Indiana University & Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)! My teammates are, Maria, Teagan, Matthew, and Reiley plus official team baby Mary Rose!



My Story

I was very blessed to grow up in a thriving, Christ centered family, and community. I had truly incredible examples of people living out of a personal relationship with Jesus in my parents, grandparents, mentors, and peers. All through high school, I aimed to learn and grow into the daughter of God that I knew I was so that I could invite people into the Faith I loved so much.

The world is not home, and the devil wants to wear us out and make us give up hope. Heading to college, I had the freedom I’d always wanted to lean into my faith and start being a light in the world to bring joy and hope to the students around me. I knew I needed a community of faithful Christians, so I went to the Lord asking him for direction as I chose where to get involved. Sitting in Adoration on a weekday afternoon in September, I heard God call me to FOCUS.

The FOCUS missionaries I became friends with on my campus showed me a beautiful way of life centered around a rich, intentional prayer life. Through seasons of grace, many episodes of stress and confusion throughout my time in college I knew I had a steady, loving Jesus I could always go to, and I knew I had steady, loving missionaries I could go to if I needed any help or just someone to remind me to go to Jesus.

It is now with great delight I too get to encourage and help lead students to the God who died to free them and give them hope in the midst of the confusion and heartache of this world.

Your Impact

This calling is not my only my own calling, but also yours! At the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19, we’re all told by Jesus to, “GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS”! We all have a role in God’s eternal plan of salvation, and I can’t do my part without help. I would be so honored to have you join me on mission by supporting me financially and spiritually!

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.

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