FOCUS at Northwest


Our FOCUS Team

Jake and Cortny Shonka
Team Director and Wife
7th Year Missionary
David City, NE
Wayne State College

We have a daughter named Philomena, a son named Fulton, a daughter named Lucia, and a daughter named Bethany.  Both Cortny and I graduated from Wayne State College in Nebraska.  I enjoy fishing, board games, and Royals baseball.  My birthday is February 8.  I can’t wait to meet y’all!

Contact Jake: 402.367.9416, 

“Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:12


Kaiti Lewing
2nd Year Missionary
From Noble, Louisiana
Attended Northwestern State University
Biomedical major

Contact Kaiti: 318-471-0619,



Two 1st year missionaries, Brooke McGlachlin and James Prather, joined the team this year.


Click Here to see all Bearcatholic Alumni who have served as FOCUS Missionaries!

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