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 Jesus through 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.

  • marie vande hey

    director of music

    Marie is a Wisconsin native. She shares her musical gifts as the director of music for Titan Catholics and as a piano teacher.

    Contact Marie here.


    focus team Director

    Kyle is married to Lisa, and they have three children, Kolbe, Isabella, and Emmet. 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.

  • Kala mcdonald

    focus missionary

    Kala grew up in Western South Dakota in a small town called Hill City and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2017 with a psychology bachelor's degree. Her favorite hobbies include hiking and exploring in the wilderness, playing sports, and dancing. Her journey to becoming a FOCUS missionary was slow, but the Lord gently revealed that the life of a missionary would fulfill her heart's desires. After meeting others in the interview process whose hearts were on fire to go on mission for Christ, she knew she was sold. Sharing life and truth with college students is what she longed for. The Lord continues to fill her life with His love through every student she encounters as they enter into deep, authentic friendships. 

    Contact Kala here.

  • Meghan mccann

    focus missionary

    From Fishers, Indiana, Meghan is a recent graduate of IUPUI. She joined FOCUS in the summer of 2018, and UW Oshkosh is her first assignment.

    Contact Meghan here.

  • Jacob Tschann

    focus missionary

    Jacob is from Zumbrota, a small town in southeastern Minnesota, where he grew up with four siblings. After graduating in 2018 with a degree in math education from Minnesota State University, Mankato, he decided to join FOCUS. Jacob found his faith in college and made many true friends, and as a FOCUS missionary, he hopes to help others do these things as well. He loves to play any sport under the sun, board games, card games, video games, etc.  A Minnesota Viking fan, expect him to represent his purple and yellow on Sunday afternoons. 

    Contact Jacob here.