Garrett is husband to an amazing wife, Erika, and dad to a sweet chunky baby, Jack. In addition to ministry he also works as a professor of sociology at Collin College. He has a passion for woodworking, sports, and writing. He finds campus ministry deeply rewarding and plans to stay in it his whole life.
Raised on the streets of Garland and transported to the dirt roads of Denton, Cody is completely bewildered that he’s a campus missionary. Despite having a buddy tattoo a cross on his fingers in high school, involvement in the church was never on Cody’s radar, nor was common sense apparently. Then things changed in 2010 when a young man’s humbled heart met a Christ-obedient community called FOCUS. He received abundant love from his mentors, and pledged to not be stingy with the excess. He’s committed to building God’s kingdom through the college campus. Also, he loves his mom a lot.
Danielle Rodriguez Clark
Danielle graduated from UTD twice and began working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, which she still does half-time. She is back on the Collin team after a few years in Denton. She enjoys long walks with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Ginger. She can often be found napping with her cat, Emmie, or folding people’s laundry. She loves doing ministry with college students because of their enthusiasm and passion!
Pedro was born in a tiny town in Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 6. It took 3 years of bilingual classes for him to learn English, and now he can’t stop talking about his love for the Lord and his work on the college campuses. After two years at Collin College, he got a degree from UNT. Nowadays, you can find him at a Summit climbing gym, on a walk at a nature trail, or solving murder mysteries with his wife Kristen. He’s looking forward to many more years at Collin where the Lord first opened his eyes to the plentiful harvest field.
Abigail (better known as Abbie with an -ie), grew up in the DFW area with her seven siblings and parents who introduced a love of God to her from a young age. She came to UTD intending to become an electrical engineer, but God quickly showed that He had other ideas. Sophomore year, she decided to do the apprenticeship and after an incredible year doing that at UTD, God has moved her to keep serving on staff with Collin! When she’s not hanging out with wonderful girlfriends, she can be found at a sewing machine, organizing a social event, at the movie theater or on the nearest available dance floor.
Adriana immigrated from Mexico to the United States along with her family at the age of 3. The goal was to find a better future, one that included a stable and high salary career. This better future took her to Texas Woman’s University in Denton where she discovered the importance of being a committed disciple. Three years later, she graduated with a dual degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and landed her dream job at The Michael’s Company as a Product Coordinator. Over the next 2 years, she kept ties with the FOCUS community, and has decided to come back with us full-time as a pastoral apprentice at Collin College!
After moving 10 times growing up, Jacy has planted herself in DFW with her husband, Alex. Her time in FOCUS at UNT gave her a family away from home, which she hopes to help bring to students on the Collin campuses as an apprentice this year. She’s excited to take classes and get to know people, but if she misses her daily cup of coffee, you might catch her daydreaming about eating pizza or having a pet goat.
Mark came to Dallas from Houston to attend UTD, where he graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and an enlarged heart for God’s work on college campuses. He is so excited to be doing the FOCUS apprenticeship at Collin College this year, and he cannot wait to see how God continues to teach him to love and serve others there. When Mark is not engineering or doing campus ministry, he can be found injuring himself while cooking eggs, enjoying a good book, spending time with his roommates, or getting way too into a board game.
Austin grew up in an old dirt town named Lucas, and started attending Collin College in 2010. He was searching and praying to find a Godly community, and his prayers were answered when a student introduced him to FOCUS. His relationship with the Lord has been growing ever since. Austin finally left Collin (after MANY semesters) and transferred to Texas A&M Commerce where he graduated with a B.S. in General Studies. Austin is pumped to give back at Collin through the apprenticeship, and will spend his free time pigging out on tacos, telling dad jokes, and pretending he can rap in his Jeep.