We are answering the Church’s call for a new evangelization. FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach organization that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

FOCUS inspires and equips college students for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship, and friendship in which they lead others to do the same. If you're a college student interested in growing in your faith, exploring faith, joining a bible study, serving on a mission trip, or attending a national catholic conferences, etc., contact any of the missionaries below!

All of our missionaries are happy to grab coffee with you, hear your story, talk about college life, and help you live out your faith on Berkeley's campus! We invite you to connect with any of the missionaries below!


Meet our missionaries

(and your new friends)

Rachel Michaud

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

I love live music, good coffee and true friendship - and I'm excited to experience all of these things alongside the community here at Cal Newman. One of my heroes is John Paul II who said: "Man only finds himself by making an authentic gift of himself." I hope to find more of myself here in Berkeley!

Email me at rachel.michaud@focus.org, and find me on Facebook!

Franco Watts

Hometown: Murrieta, California

Jesus has transformed my life. He is real. His life is real. His love is real. His joy is real. He wants me and you to be a part of this reality with Him. As a missionary, my life is dedicated to following and walking with Jesus, to know the love of the Father through Him, to imitate Him, and to invite others to walk with me. Will you join me?

John 1: 38-39 "Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, 'What do you seek?' And they said to him, 'Rabbi' (Which means Teacher), 'where are you staying?' He said to them, 'Come and see.'"

Email franco.watts@focus.org



Erica Carnohan

Hometown: San Diego, California

 I am a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and a second year missionary with FOCUS! I love drinking coffee, going on hikes and cooking vegan food. Greek life holds a special place in my heart (go Delta Gamma!)

Email me at erica.carnohan@focus.org, and find me on Facebook!


Nicholas Jackson Jerome Brown

Hometown: Eagleton, Hoosier Land (Zionsville, Indiana)

From the Midwest to the West Coast, the Lord has called me to live life with the students of UC Berkeley! I love the finer things in life, such as a nice meal followed by a good cigar or playing a round of golf on a beautiful day. I desire to share these experiences with others, along with my love for Jesus and the Catholic Church! So hit me up to join me!

John 10:10 "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full"

Email me at nicholas.brown@focus.org, and find me on Facebook!


Sabrina Van Horn

Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado

I attended Gonzaga University where I played club soccer and studied abroad in Granada, Spain. I majored in Spanish with a minor in Sociology. I absolutely love to paddleboard and travel.

Joshua 1:9 "I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go."

Email me at sabrina.vanhorn@focus.org, and find me on Facebook!