Mark Bartek

For the last eight years, Mark Bartek has been the Director of the Great North Region for FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. FOCUS is a national missionary organization that serves college students across the United States. FOCUS missionaries invite college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. They inspire and equip students for a life-time of evangelization, discipleship, and Christ-centered friendships. Missionaries build students up in leadership so that they will go into the world and do the same with their peers. Mark works with over 100 missionaries on 24 college campuses from the Dakotas to Ohio. Mark teaches and trains missionaries and leaders on evangelization, discipleship, and leadership through a Catholic perspective. He also directs FOCUS’ Leadership Development Initiative—a week long training program to equip FOCUS’ team directors in Catholic servant leadership, applying current leadership best practices. Mark and his wife Angie live in Lakewood, CO with their five children.

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