Tess Volanski

Hey! My name’s Tess. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

I am thrilled to serve this year as a Team Director at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA!

My Story

In college, God pursued my relentlessly and revealed Himself truly to me- a Father who is merciful, ever delighted, desiring communion at all costs- through daily personal prayer, the Sacraments, and discipleship. Through personal prayer, bible study and the community FOCUS offered me, Jesus shared these truths with me, and I am now free to live a life of self gift and invite other people to say yes to the Truth of who God is!

Since I have known Jesus, I have desired to serve Him in a radical, all encompassing way. Coming to know Him more deeply in college, it became clear that God was using this desire to call me to serve Him in full time ministry, especially as He placed a burning desire on my heart for the whole world to know Him!

I feel called to answer the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations through serving as a campus missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).  Jesus used FOCUS to reveal to me Himself and His call for me to live in communion with Him and in imitation of Him. I desire to make disciples of college-aged women as they are in a time of seeking identity and ultimately, seeking our Father!

Your Impact

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’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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