Andrew J.E. Heller

Hey! My name's Andrew. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota as my first assignment with FOCUS!


My Story

My journey to becoming a FOCUS Missionary has taken a little more time than most, but in hindsight God has been preparing me to serve him through this mission over the past four years. I will be entering my first year as a missionary four years after my college graduation from The University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2013. At the end of my freshman year of college, I had a deep reconversion to the faith and FOCUS, through the on campus Newman Center, has been on my heart ever since. As I approached graduation, it was clear that God was calling me, not to FOCUS, but to find a job near my hometown of North Bend, Nebraska to be close to my Grandma Mildred (93 years old at the time) a woman of great strength and faith who, as she put it, “raised me from a pup”, to be there to help her live out her remaining years in her own home and also to help my family with the care of my mother with advanced MS (Multiple Sclerosis). After my Grandma entered into eternal rest in June of 2016 at the young age of 96, God began working on my heart calling me towards becoming a FOCUS Missionary.  The choice to join FOCUS was a difficult one to make. I did not want to leave family or a community with such  great people and even better friends, but when seeking counsel from my mother whether this is the right path she said – “Now that your grandmother has passed, this is EXACTLY what she would want you to be doing” and that sealed the deal. I am so excited to be a part of this mission of igniting a fiery love for Christ on college campuses! I humbly ask for your prayers for all of us in FOCUS, that we may bring Christ to the lives of the people we encounter in a deep and profound way. God Bless!  

“Jesus grant me the grace to desire that others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should”    

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …