Jonathon Spaid

Jonathon Spaid, Team Director
 - I am from Brooklyn Center, MN and I grew up in an Evangelical Christian home. It was at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (where I was studying Exercise Science) that I first got involved with a Newman Center. It was through the Newman Center that I discovered the truth of the Catholic Faith. I was fully received into the Church Easter 2011. This will be my 4th year with FOCUS and I am thrilled to be working at St. Pauls Newman Center here at NDSU! I have a beautiful wife (Nicole) and a beautiful daughter (Chiara) and son (Gus). I love to do all kinds of things so just ask me and let's go hang out! GO BISON! - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marie Foley


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Trey Stephens

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Rachel Ojeda

Rachel Ojeda: I am incredibly blessed to say that I come from a beautiful Catholic family in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am the oldest of six with two sisters and three brothers and along with my parents, we have lived on a small acreage outside of Lincoln for as long as I can remember. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I studied Broadcasting Production. Although I grew up in a very strong Catholic family, it was in college where I learned how to make my Catholic faith my own. I quickly got involved with the Newman Center and FOCUS at UNL and it was there that I saw other young people living a life in pursuit of Christ and it was inspiring. I wanted to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and through different encounters with Him, I felt Him tugging on my heart to join His mission and share His love with others. With my background in journalism, I knew that while every person has a unique story, they are all created for a relationship with Christ and I wanted to share that truth and love with others. I am so excited to be working with FOCUS and to be serving at NDSU. The Lord is going to work in amazing ways in the hearts of the students! Please let me know if I can do anything for you or if you want to hang out! You’ll often find me taking walks, relaxing in my hammock, exploring new places, grabbing a latte at a coffee shop, or spending time with friends! I would love to have you join me!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Left: Rachel Ojeda, Marie Foley, Trey Stephens, Jonathon Spaid