Lauren Matson

It is Jesus you seek when you dream of happiness. He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies.

 St. John Paul II

Where I serve

I’ve been called to serve at the University of Cincinnati alongside my husband, Evan! Go Bearcats! 

My Story

During the summer after my freshman year of college, I had the privilege of working at Camp Gray, a Catholic summer camp, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Although I was raised in a Catholic home, it was here that I first witnessed other Catholic college students living incredible virtue, allowing Christ to change every part of their lives. I discovered here the beauty of the sacraments, learned how to pray, and grew in authentic, holy friendships. 

Since then, the Lord has gradually led me into deeper intimacy with Him and His Church, while instilling in my heart a desire for others to know this radical love. Christ has called me to serve with FOCUS so that this love I’ve received can overflow into the hearts and lives of young college women. My prayer is that the women I encounter on campus will know Jesus as the King of their hearts and their identity as beloved Daughters of God! 

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 help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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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.

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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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