Mariah Godde

Hello, I’m Ry & I’m a Varsity Catholic FOCUS missionary.

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God”

-John 6:68

Where I serve

I’m excited to be serving at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania for my second year as a FOCUS missionary.

I’m particularly excited to continue working with college athletes, as I personally found so much freedom in integrating my Faith and athletics in college. I hope to help other athletes to learn how to do the same, giving glory to God through their sports and their talents.

Thank you for partnering with me and this mission!


My Story

The very first person I would meet on my college campus was a FOCUS missionary and throughout college, the missionaries would be pivotal in my relationship with God. They would walk with me as I navigated division-one college athletics. An environment that brings with it a culture of use, sin, and a self-centered view of the world. The missionaries were also there when I drifted away from the Faith and the Sacraments during a difficult time in college. Then again, by my side when, like the Prodigal Son, I ran back to the Father’s House where He was waiting for me. 

I confidently believe God has called me to walk with athletes as a full-time missionary, helping them to find freedom in their sport, but especially in their life. God wants to use our sports & passion for competition to form us into the people and ultimately saints He wants us to be.

My story, just like yours, has a lot to it. I would love to hear how the Lord has worked in your heart and your life, and to share with you even more of my story or why I feel called to this particular mission. 

Your Impact

With your financial & spiritual support, I can not only focus on getting my own soul to Heaven but also to be radically and fully available to walk with student athletes in friendship, faith, and spirituality.

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