Amber Rodriguez

Campus Missionary - - blog

Amber started off her college experience spending most of her day locked in a study room, convincing herself that straight-A’s were the way to salvation. It wasn’t until her junior year in nursing school, when she got her first B (and maybe cried), that she found FOCUS and realized God had so much more in store for her than a perfect report card. Blown away by what God was doing through FOCUS on other campuses and how it had changed her heart, she decided to start FOCUS at TWU Dallas. In 2019, Amber completed the FOCUS apprenticeship at SMU, and she loved it so much that she decided to stay on the FOCUS staff part-time while she works as a nurse.

Ashlyn Bartel

Pastoral Apprentice - - blog

I first discovered and joined FOCUS at Southern Methodist University, where I graduated with a BA in Psychology. I believe God called me to stay at the SMU campus to build on and minister to relationships both old and new as I strive to learn more about Him. I have a passion for playing keys on worship teams, reading, and taking long road trips with friends!