Patrick Lynch

Where I serve

I’m serving in my second year at West Chester University, and I am excited to be on a team with five other amazing missionaries – including my wife Tauri!

WCU 23-24 Team
This is me pictured with my teammates during my first year at WCU and our chaplain Fr. Cavara.

My Story

I was missing something, but I didn’t know what. Then – while studying at UMass Amherst – I was convinced to join the trip for the FOCUS SEEK22 conference, with no expectation for any change to occur. However, after a weekend of adoration, confession, and authentic community, I found it: I was missing the love and mercy of Jesus Christ!

Now I desire to share that divine love with others, especially students whose faith is being starved on a college campus. Without FOCUS missionaries on my campus, I would have continued moving through life, never knowing that I am not just called to be a “good guy”, but to be a saint!

This is a crucial message, and one that can only be shared effectively through genuine friendships with others. My experience during my first year as a missionary taught me that Christ’s love can be poured out generously when deep relationships are formed between those who know Jesus and those who desire to know Him.

2024 Confirmation Mass @ St. Agnes
Students from WCU who came to support four of our students receiving Confirmation!

Your Impact

This mission is impossible without the support and prayers of mission partners!  The need on college campuses is critical, and generous support from those who believe in my mission makes it possible to reach students in need of the Gospel.

As a missionary, I am solely dependent on the financial gifts of others for my salary. While this was initially intimidating, I came to realize that this is not just an opportunity for me to serve on a college campus, but for others to join me as well! While most people do not have the ability to walk with students in their journey towards heaven on a full-time basis, joining my mission through financial support allows those who cannot be physically present on-campus to still make a lasting impact. I am sincerely grateful to all of those whose generosity makes it possible for me to serve God and His children.

If you are interested in partnering with me, or if you just want to learn more, please reach out! I would love to schedule a time to talk with you about what I will be doing, and how you can join me!

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