Sr. Director of Philanthropy Engagement
Fargo, ND – Serving as FOCUS’ Sr. Director of Philanthropy Engagement.
With my family we continue to live out the missionary call in our local community.
In 2003 your care and generosity helped a young man named Eric become a FOCUS missionary.
In 2004 his friendship changed my life and introduced me to an amazing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church.
That led to meeting my now wife, Mandie, joining FOCUS in 2008, and being blessed with four amazing children.
Your thoughtfulness, care, and love have helped me become who I am today.
Your giving literally changes the eternal destinies of thousands of young people – my family represents just a few of those stories. Thank you so much for your generosity and prayers!
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.
Director of International Relations and FOCUS 153
Jeff Runyan is a 15-year veteran of FOCUS and currently serves as the Sr. Director of International Relations. Jeff has degrees in Spanish and Political Science and a certification in Latin American Studies from Colorado State University. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, he studied in a post-graduate program in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. Jeff is also a Rotary World Peace Fellow and has received a certification in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Jeff served as a missionary at the United States Air Force Academy and spent 10 years as the Director of FOCUS Missions.