FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith. Our campus missionaries here at South Alabama have dedicated a year of their lives to serving the students of the university and the community.
Andrew Collins - hails from Birmingham, AL. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Andrew is most alive when he is engaged in philosophical debate, dancing, or philosophically debating dancing. He is stoked to be back at South for his second year with FOCUS. If he could have any pet in the entire world, it would be a chicken, because who doesn't love eggs?
Claire Hendee - Claire is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with degrees in English Literature and Africana Studies. She loves coffee, long chats about Jesus, hammocking, and finding new artists on Spotify. She is currently serving her second year as a missionary with FOCUS and can't wait for what Jesus has in store for the future! "Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." St. John Paul II
Brendan de Padua - Jesus Christ radically changed his life in 2009 and ever since he has been chasing after Him. Brendan graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 and this is his 3rd year with FOCUS.. He's been on mission trips to the Amazon Jungle, Mexico, and France. His perfect day is spent eating Chinese food and watching College Football because both of those things are amazing gifts from God. He is excited to spend this year at South Alabama bringing Jesus Christ to everyone he meets.
Krista Back - Krista grew up in a small town in Southern Maryland and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Public Relations. She is fascinated by mountains and the sky, and always up for watching a beautiful sunset and enjoying nature. Krista especially loves exploring new places and going on adventures. Her head is full of song lyrics and she can think of a song for pretty much anything you say. This is her first year as a FOCUS missionary and she can't wait to see how the Lord will work on campus!