William Ives

FOCUS Missionary and Regional Director of the Auraria Colleges 

I appreciate your support! 

Where I serve

I am now serving as the Director of the Auraria Campus which includes University of Colorado Denver, Metro State University, and the Community College of Denver

I am happy to tell you that I have transitioned to Denver to serve God and our students on the Auraria Campus! This is a brand new campus with about 40,000 colleges students and no Christian Ministry presence. That is about to change when we get out there and seize it for the Lord and His Church! We are excited to get to work and see what God has in store!

The New Team:

I will be living and working with this group of nine other men, and leading them on mission! We will also be having two women from our headquarters helping us on campus part-time as well. That will be a team of 12 Campus Missionaries! That is unbelievable! 

 My former team at the University of Pittsburgh:

 Left to Right: Elena, John, Lizzie, Myself, MaryKate, Dee and Maria 

My Story

I am originally from the great state of Ohio! I was brought up in the suburbs of Cincinnati and went to college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I graduated with a degree in Finance and worked in the finance/accounting industry for about 2 years. During this time I picked up a part-time hobby of trying to disprove Universal Christianity and, well… That didn’t quite work as planned. After an in depth intellectual conversion, the conversion of the heart soon followed. I fell in Love with Christ and His Church and I felt the desire to try and make a difference in our Church today. Soon after, Focus started popping up in my life, though I had never heard of it while I was in college. The desire that I had been experiencing was now paired with a real possibility of service through Focus. I wanted to give of myself as a witness to Christ for students in University. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to become a friend and mentor to students and help them encounter God and pursue a more meaningful life than what the culture has to offer. We are here to train and equip future professionals for the objective Good, which is rooted in the Love of God and Love of Neighbor. 

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. And I would love for you to be a part of it! If you are interested in partnering with me, please click the link at the top, or 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!



Recent Newsletter

Newsletter From Pitt: 

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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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