Erin Schilmoeller

What's up! My name's Erin. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I have been called back to my beautiful home state of Colorado to serve the college students at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. You can catch me hanging out around the athletic facilities, going for runs or hikes, skiing, hanging around the Catholic center or reading at a local coffee shop. I have a pretty cool story about how God changed my life, and I'd love to share it with you sometime.

Two of my favorite things: Colorado sunsets and Rockies baseball 

My Story

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” -Romans 5:3-5 

I have been Catholic my whole life, attending Catholic grade school and high school where I learned about the person of Christ and the history of the Church. But it wasn’t until I got to college and tried to push my relationship with Jesus as far away as possible that I realized that I needed to run back toward Him.

 As a former lacrosse player for the University of Oregon, I was constantly in the pursuit of excellence. Due to the increasing demands of Division I athletics, the time that I took for God began to rapidly decrease as I attempted to pursue excellence in school, lacrosse, and maintain some sort of a social life. I was trying to fulfill myself by excelling in the ways of the world, but instead I found myself struggling and empty. It wasn’t until a FOCUS missionary invited me to adoration one night that I rediscovered the answer to my emptiness was in seeking a personal relationship with Jesus. The coolest thing is that He met me right where I was at. My relationship with Christ continues to prove to me what was shared to us by Saint Paul in Romans 5:3-5. Hope in Him and His mission for my life is not disappointing, but so fulfilling. The love that pours into our hearts through Him is something that I want everyone to experience. Once I invited this great gift of His love into my life, I realized how many other athletes and students are enjoying the successes of life, but feel so unfulfilled and empty on the inside. This is the main motivator to my ‘yes’ to Christ. I want to help guide students into a personal relationship with Him and help them to realize that He can fill you like nothing else in this world can.

My FOCUS co-workers!  

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 …