Chelsey Young

HI! My name's Chelsey. I am a missionary at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign!

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Where I serve

What a wild ride! I started off this journey as a missionary in college at Ball State in Indiana. And the Lord keeps calling me further up and further in! I have served four of my five years in FOCUS in the Northeast. I spent three years at Seton Hall University and one year at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. After finally adjusting to the car horns, driving style, and working on my Jersey and Boston accents, it's back to the Midwest for me! I am serving my fifth year as a missionary and third year as a team director in Illinois. I am so thrilled to be back in the Midwest! You can find me with students anywhere in countryside - on a bike ride, playing cards, strolling through campus, tossing around a frisbee, so many bonfires, or even sometimes adventuring through Chicago! 

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus!

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 …