Olivia Shingledecker

“In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and thus I will be all things” – St. Therese of Lisieux

Where I serve

I am blessed to be walking with the young women at the University of Northern Colorado, serving in the “active” dimension of the Church’s apostolate! 

My role as a missionary is to be an extension of the beating heart of love deep within the Catholic Church. 

My Story

After a life-changing mission trip to Peru, I experienced an unexpected friendship when an underclassman gal asked me to teach her to pray and to mentor her. She was fascinated by something I had, and I knew that it was the beauty of a life lived with Christ. I had to share this – not just with her – but with every girl I could meet!

During my time studying Philosophy and Theology at Benedictine College in Kansas, I found myself constantly inviting girls over for coffee or a meal and to share their heart. I knew that I wanted to spend every possible minute walking with women, and so I said “yes” to giving my life a FOCUS missionary!

Your Impact

It is your generous support that allows me to continue discipling women in their walk with Christ! If you would like to join me on mission, please contact me below! 

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