I consider it an honor to serve at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.
Buried deep within the heart of every man and woman is a pang, an ache, a cry, a desire for something greater. For most of my life I didn't recognize this cry or I would try to mute it with something temporary. Eventually, it became so apparent to me that there had to be something more for myself than the scripted story of going to school, finding a spouse, securing a well-salaried career, and moving to the big city. I had tried to chase status in the past and attempted to be noticed by others. It turns out, nothing on this side of the veil can fill that God-sized hole in each of our hearts. The turning point of my story was just beginning as I stepped onto campus at WSU in the fall of 2019; I was committed to revisiting my Catholic faith and attempting to see if it had anything to offer me... we'll get there.
I spent the first three years of my undergraduate experience working in a biochemistry research lab on campus, working my way through the research world, presenting the work I had accomplished, and receiving awards at conferences. In my evenings, I was spending time with young men, dynamically discovering who we, as individuals, were to God the Father through authentic relationship and a culture of missionary discipleship. It's no mistake that my undergraduate experience went as it did. God knew exactly how to draw me into something greater than myself by setting up such a grand juxtaposition: the monotony of biochemistry research and the dynamism of missionary discipleship.
When I realized my desire to give my life completely to God, I applied, interviewed, and accepted a position as a missionary with FOCUS, and exited the research circuit all in one month's time. When I reflect on what God has done with my life in the last three years, with the sliver of curiosity I've given Him, I can't even fathom what He has in store for me henceforth. He is never outdone in generosity! Now I have the opportunity to walk with other college students as they discover true freedom of heart through authentic friendship and intimacy with Jesus Christ.
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. When I step onto the college campus, I do not walk alone. I stand with an army of partners behind me to support me with their prayers and with their generous support to break free the hearts of college students and win them for Jesus Christ. If you're interested in partnering with me in this battle for souls, please don't hesitate to reach out via phone or email; I would be honored to share this mission with you. Let's set hearts free and set the world on fire!
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 …