Carin Owen


I started working at Vagabond Missions because God gently called me out of the boat; I did not listen, so he pushed me out. Praise be to God! I have enjoyed 20+ years as a teacher and youth minister in parishes, but I am so excited that God has called me to serve him in a new way. I have already seen the work of Vagabond change the lives of my daughter and other young adults as missionaries and some pretty awesome teens that I have come to love so much. I love the life of mission and ministry and am so grateful to my husband and three kids who have walked this path with me.

God always has amazing surprises for me and his goodness always exceeds my expectations; I know he will surprise me again as I begin this work. I can already see the ways he is drawing me close and helping me grow in this position. My favorite saints are St. John Paul II and St. Faustina.

If my life were a movie, I would want my hero and best friend – my daughter, Eliza – to play me.

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