Ryan graduated from UNT with a degree in Integrative Studies, concentrating on Sociology and Emergency Management. Those four years in FOCUS at UNT really grew his love for Jesus and for other people, and were a huge factor in why he wanted to go into full-time ministry after graduating. After working for a couple of years with the students at Collin College, he and his wife are now settled in Denton and working hard to raise their son Jude and two adorable dogs right.
By encountering Jesus through FOCUS as a student at UNT, Shayla became a committed disciple of Jesus. She graduated from UNT in 2016 and has been a full time campus missionary ever since. Shayla lives with her very sweet and very strange husband, Grant. She can be found trying to convince Grant hat they should get a dog, eating chips (she REALLY likes chips), and teaching students about the 1990’s (and Jesus).
Reagann was born and raised in the DFW area and graduated from UNT with her bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Towards the end of her freshman year, she got involved in FOCUS and fell in love with campus ministry. Although she had planned to pursue forensic chemistry after graduation, God has consistently tugged her towards committing a few more years to campus ministry. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband, eating queso, and reorganizing her book collection.
Born and raised in Austin, Drew came to Dallas to get a degree in Arts and Technology from UTD. He got involved with FOCUS as a freshman and spent years being known as “Darby’s boyfriend,” but is now proud to go by the title of “Darby’s husband.” During his time in college, God really changed Drew’s heart and he caught a vision for what campus ministry can do in people’s lives. He loves to tell people about the power of God’s grace. So now he can be found helping students learn more about Jesus while clinging to the side of a rock climbing wall.
Becca was born right around the same time that FOCUS was founded, and only God knew what an impact it would make on her life 18 years later as a freshman in college. Becca studied at Collin College and TWU where she majored in nutrition and health education. It was at Collin where she was first encouraged to join FOCUS and she just never stopped going! Through this community she has learned more of what it looks like to be a disciple of Jesus and participate in His mission. FOCUS has been an immense blessing in her life and she loves serving with our Denton team.
Growing up in Austin and having loved robotics and software development for years, Steven wanted only to go to UT Austin and pursue a career in computer science. However, God had a different plan. Instead, Steven ended up at UT Dallas, where he was invited into a different kind of life through FOCUS and he grew to love community and ministry! During his last two years in college, Steven started seriously considering different avenues of mission and ministry for his life, and has since decided to do the apprenticeship in Denton and join staff as a campus minister!