Oh where to begin on a little info about us!?! I, Megan, the author of this blog, was born and raised in western NY, have 4 sisters, 1 brother, am extremely close with my family, was homeschooled and graduated from Christendom College in 2006. It was then that I joined Focus, which stands for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.
Focus is a national organization that places teams of missionaries on college campuses across the country. The missionaries, who are all college graduates, go through rigorous training, fund raise their entire personal salary, and relocate to the schools they are placed at. There is an initial 2yr commitment and after that it is common for missionaries to stay on staff. The missionaries take an oath of fidelity to the magisterium of the Catholic Church and are a dynamic group of faithful, zealous young men and women. The missionaries do evangelization and outreach on campus, lead bible studies, mentor students and ultimately work to build up faithful Catholic leaders in the Church. Our goal is to launch them into a lifetime of Catholic mission.
So when I joined in 2006, I was placed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, and spent a wonderful two years there serving the students.
Luke grew up in Denver, CO, played basketball in high school, loves concerts, has an awesome brother and sister, and graduated from Benedictine College, Atchison,KS, in 2006. He was actively involved in focus as a student,(focus started at Benedictine in 1998). He spent a year after college working in Cali and Kansas City. When he realized there was something more he was being called to, he said yes to focus and joined staff in 2007 and was placed on my team in Massachusetts. God had big plans in store....
I'll save "our story" for another time, heck it might need it's own page. The outcome is pretty obvious :) We started officially dating in May 2008, and were engaged in December. We were married July 2009, have two incredible children, and have been with focus the whole time. We have moved every year since we met and are currently serving in Maryland.
Thanks for stopping by!
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