God has called us to live in Pacific Northwest and serve within the Diocese of Spokane!
Luke serves with FOCUS Lifelong department as the Manager of Regional Evangelization. He helps support and accompany pastors, priests and diocesan leaders to cultivate missionary discipleship within their parishes and the diocese. Hayley serves as an affiliate missionary by leading a women’s bible studies, a mom’s group, and discipling women within our parish.
We both grew up in Nebraska and were raised in great Catholic families! Fast forward to college. Luke felt called to seminary and attended St. John Vianey College Seminary in MN where he studied Philosophy and Catholic Studies. Hayley felt called to become a teacher and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Elementary Education and Special Education. Following graduation, the Lord made it clear that he was inviting both of us deeper into mission. Luke discerned out of seminary and Hayley away from teaching in a school and we each said yes to serve with FOCUS! After a year on mission we began to date and we were married while in our third year of missionary life. We are now in our ninth year as missionaries! During out time on mission, we have been blessed with three daughters, Mercy Nicole, Sophia Caeli, and Kiara Eden!
As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead others to Christ. Our lives have been transformed by Jesus and we want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. We are so grateful to be able to serve as missionaries and to let the Lord work though our little family.
When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us in this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on mission. We never thought it possible to raise a family while living our family life on mission and raising support. However, the Lord has transformed our lives through the generosity of others and we can’t be grateful enough. If you are interested in supporting our family, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will be in touch. We would be honored to share this mission with you. Please keep our family and our students in your prayers!