Zoe Tarasiewicz

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

Where I serve

After two amazing years at Brown University in Rhode Island, this year I will be moving to New York City to serve as Team Director at Columbia University! 

I’m so excited to make new friends and explore this great city! Stay tuned to hear about new adventures!

My Story

While I grew up always knowing about Jesus, I never really knew Him as my friend. This all changed in my second year at Boston University when some students from the Catholic Center made a personal invitation for me to hang out with them. Through these friendships I encountered the love of Christ, and by imitating their example, I cultivated a deeply intimate and dynamic relationship with Jesus.  With their encouragement and patience, I gradually began to turn away from my life of chasing empty amusement, and toward a life rooted in prayer, which brought with it profound peace and joy I never knew could exist.

I am a missionary, now, because I want every single person on Earth to experience the abundant life that I have found in the Church. I want to share with others the greatest gift I ever could have received from my friends — Jesus.

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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