Marcel & Brianna Lu

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” -Matthew 25:40

Where We serve

God has called me to serve at Carnegie Mellon University this year as a Team Director for my sixth year on staff along with my wife, Brianna. You’ll typically find us hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life — I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I’d love to share it with you. 🙂

Team Carnegie Mellon University 2023-2024

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(From left to right: Marcel, Brianna, Hannah, Lucia, Morgan)


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Upper Room (above) is a special time for missionaries and student disciples to gather for a talk and prayer.


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Fr. Thomas, our chaplain, offers weekly Mass for students and staffers on CMU’s campus.


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Weekly tabling on campus allows us to invite new students into the Newman club’s activities!


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The Catholic club sponsors many annual retreats to spend dedicated time with other students and the Lord!

Our Story

As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead all students 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. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. We look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. We’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls we’ve encountered on campus and strive to expand our reach one soul at a time.

Your Impact

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


“Some people give by going, some people go by giving, without both there is no mission.”- St. Therese

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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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