Hey y’all! My name is Mike Lahey, and I serve as a Philanthropy Engagement Officer on the FOCUS Mission Development Team. I am in my first year working with FOCUS and live in the Houston area with my wife and three children.
I work remotely from Kingwood, Texas (Houston suburb), but the work I do reaches the entire world. As a Philanthropy Engagement Officer, I use my gifts of stewardship to connect with our benefactors. Together we provide for the international mission of FOCUS by raising support to train and send our 800+ missionaries to over 200 worldwide college campuses and our annual conference (SEEK).
Our goal is to empower students, alumni, and benefactors to share the Gospel with their family, friends, and local community to change the world for Christ.
As a student at LSU and UL-Lafayette, I participated in campus ministry. It was life-changing for me, and since then I’ve been involved in evangelization through music, speaking, and youth ministry. My study of Theology of the Body has changed my heart from being possessed by the world to being ready to win the world for Christ!
My first encounter was with FOCUS missionaries was 10 years ago. I was inspired by their zeal and holiness. Not long after, I met my now wife, who was serving as a FOCUS missionary at Vanderbilt University. She has been with FOCUS in various roles for the last eleven years.
In 2023, I felt the call to join FOCUS on the Mission Development team.
I am now married to Jessica, and we have three beautiful children: Elijah (6), Aidan (3), and Madeleine (1).
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 am blessed to live on this complete reliance from God. If you are interested in partnering with me and my family, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment with you. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.