Born in Windsor, Ontario, Sirak lived in Canada until 2000, when he moved to the United States. The son of Ethiopian immigrants, his life has been anything but ordinary. Upon arriving at Collin College to study Nursing, the Lord introduced him to FOCUS and changed his life forever. Through authentic community, he gained a vision for what a campus could look like when the students make Jesus Lord of their lives. He earned two degrees in Sociology and immediately joined the FOCUS staff. He also teaches sociology as an adjunct professor at Richland College.
When Sandra’s not busy letting every girl in FOCUS borrow her clothes, she can be found watching CNN or mourning the death of Bruiser Woods. Sandra graduated from UNT with a degree in Integrative Studies, concentrating in Journalism, Spanish, and Sociology. Sandra loved being involved in FOCUS as a student because it was through this ministry she was introduced to Jesus. Different people in her life encouraged and challenged her to do the apprenticeship last year, so she trusted God when he called her to join the Dallas staff. She is so excited for what God has in store in the coming years!
Jesse went to the University of Texas at Dallas where he got his Bachelor’s degree in emerging media and communication. He has lived his life always moving around, living in Alaska and Texas and traveling to new places whenever he gets the chance. He is passionate about photography, cinematography, people, and most of all, Jesus. He joined FOCUS after seeing the huge impact deep personal friendships made in his life, wanting desperately to see the love of Jesus experienced in the students around him. You can catch him eating strange foods or hanging out with people on campus.