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Meet The Missionaries

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Mike Antonacci

Third year

My name is Mike Antonacci and this is my third year at FOCUS, I was previously at the University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK) and George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and am now starting as Team Director at Ramapo. Before joining FOCUS I attended a small engineering school in Michigan, received my degree in mechanical engineering, and worked for General Motors as an undergrad. After God showed me my plans were unfulfilling I desired to evangelize those around me, eventually coming to a head my senior year when I turned down my full-time job offer from GM to be a missionary. In my free time I love to read and talk philosophy.


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Marienicole Nowak

First year

Hi! I’m Marienicole Nowak! I’m originally from South Jersey and am super excited to be serving at Ramapo College. I studied psychology at Neumann University, a small school outside Philadelphia. My freshman year of college, after really struggling in my relationship with God, I encountered the overwhelming love of the Savior through the Eucharist. Being able to share this love with students and help them to know the abundant life available in Christ as a fulltime missionary is an honor and privilege! Some of my favorite things are hiking, music, Eucharistic adoration, coffee, sunsets, swingdancing, watching the stars, and roadtrips!


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Steven Piorkowski

Third year

Howdy! My name is Steven Piorkowski, this is my third year at Ramapo College with FOCUS. I from the southwest, lived most of my life in Arizona. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2012 with a degree in History/ education. It was there I encountered Jesus, through the friendship of other Catholic and most profoundly in the Eucharist. I desire you and every person I meet to know Christ’s love for us. This is why I chose to be a missionary. I’m blessed to be serving once again at Ramapo! Remember God loves you!


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Steph Spinelli

First year

Hi! My name is Stephanie Spinelli, but most people call me Steph. I am from the great state of Pennsylvania, and I went to college at the University of Pittsburgh, where I studied Psychology, Theatre, and Children’s Studies (a little bit of everything!). My freshman year of college was a very lonely one – I spent much of my time wondering what in my life had been missing. Friendships were not fulfilling and all I did seemed lifeless. That was changed when a FOCUS missionary invited me to a conference. The conference showed me that the thing I had been missing in my life was the joy found in Jesus. With this renewed purpose I was able to discover a zeal for souls that I had never experienced before. I became a missionary because I believed it was a waste to pass by an opportunity to give to others the beautiful gift I had been given. I am blessed to be here at Ramapo and I would not want to be doing anything else in the world.