Sarah Worsham

UTA Director - sarah@anyfocus.org - blog

Sarah’s heart for college students grew after she became a Christian as a student at Collin College. She started out in college at UNT studying theatre, and then left there in search of something different, swearing to never go back. The Lord had other plans in mind, and He won her heart and sent her back to be a part of planting UNT FOCUS two years later. After a few years in Denton, she moved to Arlington to be a part of planting FOCUS at UTA. Sarah can be found mall walking and eating cinnamon pretzels with her husband, Brandon (who is almost as funny as she is), singing show tunes, or laughing at her own jokes.

Austin Gage

Assistant Director - austin@anyfocus.org - blog

Austin graduated from the UNT. He has a love for Film and his extensive knowledge of movie quotes make their way into about 50% of his conversations. Also, about three times a week, Austin goes out to a local park to enjoy his favorite sport, Disc Golf. Austin will firmly defend the validity of using the term “sport” to describe Disc Golf simply because it’s the only one that he’s ever been any good at. However, Austin’s greatest passion is sharing the Love of God with every person that he interacts with and couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to do that on college campuses.

Jalen Quintana

Campus Missionary - jalen@anyfocus.org - blog

After being raised on the inner-city streets of Garland, TX, Jalen and his street cred took their talents to UT Dallas, where Jalen pursued a degree in Mathematics, the discipline of the hood. While Jalen pursued math, God pursued him, leading him into the FOCUS community while he was a freshman. By the time he graduated from UTD, Jalen had developed a deep love for sharing God’s love with college students, which God used to lead him into full-time campus ministry. Jalen feels so privileged to be able to spend his hours ministering to UT Arlington and DBU students while remaining faithful to his secondary passion, dessert.

Emily Spencer

Campus Missionary - emily.mcdonald@anyfocus.org - blog

Emily is a lady of simple pleasures: snacks and Jesus. She came to know Christ her junior year of high school through a simple invitation to come to church. There she was introduced to her Creator who deeply loved her, died for her and who was now inviting her to join His mission. In 2018, Emily graduated from Midwestern State University with a degree in sociology. She has been serving as a FOCUS pastor since then. Emily, very recently, got married to a tall, mustachioed man. She is excited to be serving alongside her husband and UTA apprentice, Graham this year.

Taylor Nelson

Campus Missionary - taylor@anyfocus.org - blog

Taylor grew up in Austin and moved to Arlington as a freshman in college at UTA. She is so excited to serve on our team at UTA where she graduated with her degree in elementary education. Taylor is very passionate about children and can’t wait to love on her students in the classroom, but she knows God will use, stretch, and bless her while pursuing college ministry this year. She loves running, baking, and being goofy- laughter is by far her favorite gift from God!

Emily Turner

Pastoral Apprentice - emily.turner@anyfocus.org - blog

Having grown up in the small town country life, Emily decided to attend the University of North Texas with hopes of becoming a great artist. It was there that God had her stumble (quite literally) into FOCUS. She began to understand that Christianity is so much more than a religion filled with rules and regulations, but rather a deep, tender, and joyful relationship with Christ. Emily graduated with a degree in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Art history, and she felt the Lord calling her to do the apprenticeship in order to share with others the treasure she found and was taught. She can read every second of every day, adores her cat Buddy, and loves her friends ever so dearly.

Bailey Crawford

Pastoral Apprentice - bailey.crawford@anyfocus.org - blog

Bailey grew up in many places before finally settling in Plano. She received her Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Collin College (go Cougs), and later transferred to Texas Woman’s University to study Child Development. Bailey showed up to Collin searching for friendship, and FOCUS was there and ready to provide. Now she joins our team at UT Arlington with the hopes offering that same meaningful friendship to others. When she isn’t meeting with students, she is on the hunt for the perfect iced coffee, reading different memoirs, or trying and rating Crumbl Cookie flavors with her roommates.

Graham Spencer

Pastoral Apprentice - graham.spencer@anyfocus.org - blog

Graham first got involved with FOCUS in 2016 at Collin College. He caught a vision for what God was doing on campus and has planned on doing the FOCUS Apprenticeship since 2017. While studying Print Making at the UNT, he grew a deeper understanding of art, his fellow art students, and his role in the kingdom. He loves meeting new people, asking deep and weird questions to understand them better, and living life alongside them. He also loves rock climbing, his hilarious wife, Emily, and creating out-there conceptual art pieces. He once learned how to make, walk on, and teach 20 other friends how to use stilts for a self proclaimed holiday called, “Community Stilt Day”. It was a good day.

Sophie Willis

Pastoral Apprentice - sophie.willis@anyfocus.org - blog

Sophie first joined FOCUS as a freshman at UTA after seeing some signs around campus. She grew up in church, surrounded by people who loved her and God profoundly. However, it wasn’t until her time at UTA that she encountered God personally. Here, she learned to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and developed a big heart for college students. In 2020 Sophie graduated with her B.S. in Biology, intending to attend veterinary school. However, God called her in a different direction and she is back at UTA to do her apprenticeship with FOCUS. Aside from campus ministry, Sophie loves doing pottery, being outside, and laughing with anyone about anything.