Drew Decker

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

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Where I serve

Though I'm from the great state of Michigan (God's high-five to the world), the Lord called me to pack up and head down to the Sunshine State to serve at the University of Florida, home of the Gators! I love playing baseball and ultimate Frisbee, but you'll also find me sitting in the sun with a good book! I'm usually around Hurley Hall, our student center, but you can also find me at Wyatt's Coffee right down the road!

My Story

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the mission of the Church has always been a part of my life. I credit my love for Christ and the Church to my incredible family; without their faith and support, I would not be the man I am today. 

In college, I traveled to Minnesota to attend St. John Vianney College Seminary, studying to become a priest for my home diocese of Grand Rapids. After two years, the Lord called me out of seminary and back home to Grand Rapids, where I received my bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Though I am no longer discerning the priesthood, the time I spent at SJV prepared me well to serve the Church as a FOCUS missionary. 

My first year as a missionary was an incredible journey; I encountered the Lord in radical new ways, through the friendships I made with the students, the time spent in prayer and the Mass, and especially through my incredible teammates! The highlight of the year came at SEEK 2017 when we traveled to San Antonio with over 80 students! I am excited to continue serving at the University of Florida in my second year as a missionary. 

Your Impact

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus calls His apostles together and tells them “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." In my mission, the Lord has called me to make disciples of the students I encounter every day, but I can't fulfill this mission alone. 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. Together, we can make disciples of all nations! 

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 …