Kaitlin Houlton

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

John 10:10

Where I serve

After serving at Georgia Institute of Technology as a Campus Missionary and Team Director the past five years, the Lord is calling me to serve as an Events Manager for SEEK. This is my sixth year on staff with FOCUS.

I am excited to step into this new role and continue to share the Gospel. I have seen this event change the lives of students as I have served on campus and I am humbled to get to work in the background for this event. At SEEK23, we had over 17,000 people join us in St. Louis and we will be headed back to St. Louis for SEEK24. Our goal is to create an environment for people to encounter Christ. Please pray for all those that will receive invitations to SEEK24 over the coming months!

Most of the members of the Events Team

My Story

I attended college at the University of Tulsa. When I arrived freshman year, I got involved in a FOCUS Bible study and continued to go to Mass every Sunday. Although, I was involved in a Bible study and still went to Mass, that was about the extent of my involvement with my faith. At the end of my Sophomore year, things began to change. Through a Bible study that was being lead by another student and seeing many of my friends fall away from the faith, I started to become curious to why I believed the things the Church taught. As I dug for answers and found them, I became more curious and zealous for the Lord.

As I followed where the Lord was leading me, I started attending daily Mass and met a number of people that showed me what a joyful, full life you have when you follow Jesus. A fellow student, missionary, and the chaplain at TU were influential in showing me how to live an authentic Christian life! I am forever grateful for FOCUS and their role in showing me how to live a relationship with Jesus.

My first five years with FOCUS I spent on campus at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. During my time on campus, I had the privilege of walking with many students. I especially loved serving our Greek students as Greek life was a huge part of my college experience. One of my favorite parts of my time at Georgia Tech was leading a new Bible study in Alpha Xi Delta. It was beautiful to see these women grow in friendship with each other and their desire for Jesus. Some of the women even came back to Confession after a few years! This is just one of the many highlights of my time on campus and ways the Lord radically worked.

So what is friendship? Friendship in its minimal state, is the encounter of one person with another person whose destiny he or she desires more than his or her own life. I desire your destiny more than I desire my life.

Servant of God Msgr. Luigi Giussani

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 serve on mission with me. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in joining in this mission, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. You can also contact me at [email protected]. I’d be honored to have you fulfill the Great Commission with me.

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” -Pope St. John Paul II

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