This Fall I will be serving at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT! This is a commuter school just outside of New York City and I am excited to meet the students that I will be called to reach there, in whatever ways that may be.
I was raised in a devout Catholic family in Lafayette, IN, went through 12 years of Catholic school, then came to Ball State where I was presented with many spiritual challenges and it would have been easy to get lost. Luckily, I found St. Francis Parish and was invited into a community of like-minded people that were striving for virtue. The friends I met there made an effort to reach out to me and give me support, ultimately leading me to embrace Christ in a deeper, more personal way.
Once I became involved with FOCUS as a student I was given a uniquely personal and transformative spiritual growth experience. It can be discouraging seeing the ills of society garnered at a college campus each day but having the support, prayers, accountability, and love from my FOCUS community at St. Francis helped me remember why I was placed at Ball State (specifically in the art department) and that God has a purpose for each of us. Through FOCUS, I led Bible studies, mentored peers through discipleship, and evangelized in various ways. All in all, these experiences gave me an understanding of my own relationship with Christ and how vital it is for me to actively live out the mission of the Church. Since I received so much with FOCUS as a student I would like to give back to students during such a crucial time in their lives. Not only to help others stay faithful in college but to help them grow in their faith in a way that is sustainable and lifelong.
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.
Feel free to contact me by email: [email protected] Thanks and God bless!
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …