Garrett is husband to an amazing wife, Erika, and dad to Jack and Juniper. In addition to ministry he also works as a professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has a passion for woodworking, sports, and writing. He finds ministry deeply rewarding and plans to stay in it his whole life.
Danielle Rodriguez Clark
Danielle is a wife to her husband, Matt, and mom to their sweet daughter, Eliana. She enjoys walks with Matt, Ellie, and their dog, Ginger. If their cat, Emmie, could walk with a leash, she would enjoy that too. 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 how good the Lord is. After two years at Collin College he went to UNT to finish his degree, and has been back at Collin ever since. This year, he’s looking forward to working and growing alongside his compassionate, bold, and lovely wife Kristen while they watch their dog, Peppa, grow up.
Kristen met Jesus as a freshman in college and has been a campus missionary ever since. She started working with FOCUS after graduating from the University of North Texas in 2017. She’s excited to be at Collin College these days, ministering alongside her husband, Pedro. They have a dog, Peppa the Pup Paz, who is the most cherished and majestic pup in all the land. In Kristen’s free time she likes to watch Peppa exist, eat chips and queso with friends who don’t double dip, and explain why Tony Stark is better than Steve Rogers.
Erin was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She first attended Collin College in 2014 and was initially invited to FOCUS by a good friend. Originally, she was not interested. But, after many invites, she went and hasn’t stopped going since! After a couple great years at Collin College, she moved to Denton and graduated from UNT. She is excited to have a fresh start, help UTD students navigate their faith, and support them through their college years! Erin’s favorite things include bean burritos from Taco Bueno, sparkling water, and doing (poor) impressions of her friends.
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 at Collin College!
After moving every 2 or so years growing up, Jacy has planted herself in Plano with her husband, Alex. Her time in FOCUS at UNT gave her a family away from home, which she hopes to bring to students on the Collin campuses. She’s excited to deepen relationships with returning students and connect with new people this year, but if she misses her daily cup of coffee, you might catch her daydreaming about eating cheesecake or having a pet goat.
Austin grew up in an old dirt town named Lucas and started attending Collin College in 2010. Searching and praying to find a Godly community, his prayers were answered when a student introduced him to FOCUS. He graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce and spent a year as a pastoral apprentice with the Collin FOCUS staff team. He heard God’s call to stay in campus ministry and is super pumped to continue to build the kingdom at Collin College. In his free time, Austin enjoys pigging out on tacos, spend hours at local coffee shops, and playing sports with his friends.
Adam is always ready for a new adventure and loves spending time with his pals. After attending Collin College for two years he whooshed on over to UTD where he acquired his Bachelor’s in Sociology. Whenever he’s not out and about, you can find him at home enjoying his favorite meal consisting of spaghetti and chocolate milk.
Joey just graduated with a BA in English Literature from UT Dallas, where he first learned to love the Lord. This year he will be joining FOCUS as a pastoral apprentice and is very excited for the opportunity to do ministry at Collin College. On the weekends you’ll probably see him playing disc golf, ultimate frisbee, or video games with his roommates.