Tim Shelgren


Overseas lay missioners from Class 33 began their two-year period of service in early 2018. Ge to know our newest class of missioners by reading about what led them to serve overseas with Franciscan Mission Service. Support a missioner by choosing their name from the form below.


SarahJane Cauzillo – Serving in Bolivia

Hometown: Livonia, MI

SarahJane serves at “Nuestra Casa,” a home for girls who have been removed from their families due to experiences of sexual violence. SarahJane accompanies the girls to group therapy, prepares food with them, and assists them with their schoolwork. Additionally, she assists the girls when they sell baked goods to support Nuestra Casa. This small business allows the girls to practice math and communication skills.  When SarahJane isn’t busy with Nuestra Casa’s organized activities, she enjoys spending recreation time with the girls and listening to their stories.

The opportunity to live in solidarity with God’s most oppressed and poor children through FMS’ overseas program is exactly what SarahJane felt called to do. The program’s ministry of presence strongly aligns with her approach to evangelization and relationship building.

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Tim Shelgren – Serving in Jamaica

Hometown: Olean, NY

Tim primarily serves at St. Francis Elementary school as an assistant teacher. He supports the kids through behavioral therapy and individual academic attention. Tim also serves in the Music Department at Immaculate Conception High School. At Immaculate Conception, Tim facilitates individual cello lessons for high school girls and assists with group violin rehearsals.

Travel and short-term service have always been a part of Tim’s life. As a father of three children and grandfather of five, Tim is especially interested in working with children and teenagers who are without families. He felt empowered to go on mission with FMS because they support the fact that men and women over 50 years of age have the capacity to serve overseas.

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