Meet Our staff and focus missionaries

  • Father Jason Blahnik


    Fr. Jason is from Door County. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he had a conversion experience. Fr. Jason went to seminary after college and was ordained on January 3, 2009. He loves Jesus Christ, the Church, and being a Catholic priest.

    Contact Fr. Jason here.

  • sara scheunemann

    aDMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & newman student House community manager

    Sara would happily go to school forever if someone would only pay her bills. The next best thing is serving a campus ministry. Her most recent graduate studies were in Christian spirituality at Creighton University, and she is also a spiritual director.

    Contact Sara here.


    focus team Director

    Kyle is married to Lisa, and they have two children, Kolbe and Isabella. He is a native of Green Bay, where he went to Southwest High School, and he graduated with an engineering degree from Michigan Tech in 2012. He worked for an engineering firm in Appleton before joining FOCUS in 2014. Kyle served at the University of North Texas and Franciscan University before coming back home to Wisconsin in 2016.

    Contact Kyle here.

  • joey fritz

    focus missionary

    Joey was born and raised in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and went to school at North Dakota State University. He truly encountered the person of Jesus Christ his third year at NDSU and is constantly seeking to love him more. He is a big fan of playing basketball and ping-pong, and he enjoys playing and watching most sports, trying new junk foods, and learning about Jesus and His Church!

    Contact Joey here.

  • Sarah knopik

    FOCUS missionary

    Sarah grew up on a farm in southwest North Dakota, skipping rocks, chasing cows, and running around barefoot. Her family is quite large, and growing always! Although she was raised in a devout Catholic family, she didn’t see the true beauty of the Church until college. At the North Dakota State University Newman Center (Go Bison!), she encountered joyful young adults who were on fire for the Faith. She became involved and sought a deep relationship with Christ through prayer, the Sacraments, Bible studies, discipleship, mission trips, and FOCUS conferences. Now, as a FOCUS Missionary, she spends her time loving students and inviting them into a relationship with Christ! As she strives for sainthood, you will most often find her dancing, singing, sporting it up, playing cards, drinking coffee, and reading about the Saints!

    Contact Sarah here.

  • andrew mchugh

    newman student house president

    Andrew, an executive vice president with Amicus Companies, LLC, serves as the building manager for the Newman Student House.

    Contact Andrew here.