Whitney Klym

Hey! My name’s Whitney. I’m glad you’re here.

Where I serve

After bringing FOCUS to the University of Northern Iowa and serving there for four years, I will be transitioning to a new role in FOCUS titled Sr. Manager of Church Engagement! In this role, I will be supporting the Chaplains and Campus Ministers on the campuses we serve. Additionally, I will help form strategic partnerships with other organizations in the Catholic Church. Throughout my time at UNI, I watched Jesus radically change the lives of the students around me, little did I know He would change mine in such beautiful ways as well! I’m excited to see the ways He will draw me closer to Himself and those I serve in this new role.

My Story

When I began college at the University of North Dakota, I thought I could grow in my faith and live the “typical college lifestyle” of parties and countless friends. However, I quickly noticed my Catholic faith take a backseat in my life. I found myself wondering how I had gotten to this place and why I felt so lost. Thankfully, my FOCUS bible study leader continued to invest in me, and eventually, invited me to make Jesus the center of my life. Since this time, He has taken me on a great adventure that I never would have guessed was possible! As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead those around me to Christ, and show them the great adventure He has planned for their lives too! My life has been transformed by Jesus, and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.

After four years serving on the college campus, I am more convicted than ever that my purpose in life is to help others discover who they are and what they were made for. My work in Church Engagement will help foster relationships and understanding between campus ministry and their FOCUS missionaries on campus. I am so grateful to serve the Lord in this new way!

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. As I transition into a new role off campus, I am continuing to seek supporters to make this mission possible! 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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