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

I am currently serving as the Team Director at Georgia Institute of Technology. This is my fifth year on staff and my fifth year serving at Georgia Tech. Serving at Georgia Tech has been an immense blessing in my life and it has been incredible to see how the Lord is working in the lives of the students. Go Jackets!!

Team Georgia Tech

Left to Right: myself, Bucky, Dylan, Hannah, & Claire; not pictured/the pic I am holding: Mimi

Greek life was a big part of my college experience and I have loved working with the greek students here at Georgia Tech. It has been a joy to work with greek women to bring the Christian values their chapters were founded on back into their chapters. 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!

Some of the original women in my Alpha Xi Delta Bible study

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

My Story

In middle school I was a member of a prayer group, and it was there that I first learned that you can have a personal relationship with Jesus. A wonderful mother lead our prayer group from middle school until we graduated high school. I am so thankful for her witness to me.

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! 

My Junior year, I jumped into everything our Newman Center had to offer. I served on Peer Ministry and became more involved with FOCUS. Through discipleship, I was formed more deeply in the basics of Christian life, specifically prayer and learning how to share the faith with others. I began to lead a Greek Bible study and wanted nothing more than for those around me to know the joy I had. As I continued to lead Bible studies and lead others in discipleship, I felt the Lord calling me to do this full-time after graduation. Nothing gave me more joy or peace than thinking about serving the Lord, sharing the Gospel, and radically loving those around me!

The two women I lead in discipleship in college!

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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