Jeffrey Runyan

Jeff and Emily were united in mission through the sacrament of marriage on April 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  God has blessed them with 4 children, Isaiah Phillip, Damian Diego, Karolina Mae, and the newly born Isabella Rose (not pictured).

Your generosity is enabling mission to thrive around the world and we are so grateful!

Where We serve

Jeff serves as the International Area Director overseeing all the international campus programs for FOCUS which exist in Europe (Austria, Germany, the UK and Ireland) and in Monterrey, Mexico. He is based in Denver and travels to meet with bishops, priests and students in many countries to ensure the mission continues to grow and thrive. The Lord blessed Jeff and Emily’s time as missionaries on campus at the United States Air Force Academy, Arizona State University and the University of Southern California. Jeff also directed FOCUS Missions (short-term mission trips) for 10 years prior to overseeing work on international campuses.

Our Story

Jeff & Emily were led to the heart of Jesus Christ by different paths, but met while serving on mission in the Dominican Republic. A few years later they began dating and while on mission in the Amazon of Brazil, Jeff asked Emily to join Him in mission for a lifetime through their vocation of marriage. She said yes, and they were married on April 2, 2016.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us throughout our career in FOCUS. As we continue this journey in our vocation of marriage and parenthood we invite you to join our support team. Thank you so much and God bless!

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