FOCUS stands for two things: The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve and Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter.
FOCUS Detroit is the local chapter and center of FOCUS North America. We work to engage Orthodox Christian individuals and parishes and the greater community with those in need. We work to provide opportunities to fulfill Christ’s call to “Love God and neighbor” (Mt 22:36-40, Mk 12: 30-31).
“Creating a more beautiful Detroit from inside out.”
The short motto that holds great meaning and leads our ethos and guiding principals for ministry. We believe that the transformation of the heart, soul, mind, and body create a domino effect, moving to a more beautiful self, family, neighborhood, city, country, and world. Whether it is through enacting small change, or large, we believe that if done with love and intention, that this is what matters. We believe that it is both those who serve and those who are served that are transformed by authentic relationship.
Adam Murphy, M.A., M.Div.
After receiving his M.A. of Theology and Ministry from Boston College (’18) and Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (’19), Adam took the lead as director of FOCUS Detroit.
Anne Randall – Board Chair
Laslie Ayoub – Vice Chair
Paula Kalevas – Secretary
Chrysia Carson – Treasurer
Katina Cloutier – Fundraising Chair
Michael Ansara – Community Liaison
Our Partner Organizations
Oasis of Hope Christian Church
Goodwill Community Chapel
Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
CommonWealth Community Development Charter School