Cody Fischer

Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you a Fischer of men."  — Matthew 4:19

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Where I serve

I am blessed to have served these past five years as a full-time missionary on university campuses across the country.  Whether hunkering down three years at West Virginia University, serving one year at Ball State, or now heading into my second year at Drake University, God has blessed me with incredible opportunities to go out onto campuses — from student centers to dining halls to athletic fields — and engage students in their faith! I am excited to help students realize the most important decision they make is not what clubs they join, who they date, or how many hours they study. It is the extent to which they allow Jesus Christ into their lives. Just as Christ transformed my life in college, I know He has big plans for the students at the newest school I am serving at: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa!

My Story

Upon enrolling in a university 15 times larger than my entire hometown, it was easy for me to lose my sense of identity as a freshman. Four years later as a senior, however, there was no question as to where I belonged - I was rooted firmly in Christ. I never would have come to this peace and joy, however, without FOCUS. 

At an age where most students must decide whether to engage their faith or abandon it, a friend who had recently accepted a position with FOCUS encouraged me to visit the Newman Center - where I encountered students living out the faith I had merely learned about for 12 years. I came to know the peace and joy of Christ through FOCUS Bible studies and discipleship, which inspired me to seek Him in the Sacraments, daily prayer, Sacred Scripture, fellowship, and mission. Determined to lead other university students to this same life-giving love, I said yes to becoming a FOCUS missionary. I am excited to serve Drake University students and teammates alike - as I transition back into the Team Director role - in my sixth year as a full-time campus missionary!

Students from Ball State at a FOCUS National Conference in Indianapolis, IN!

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.  FOCUS missionaries are responsible for fundraising 100% of their mission budgets in order to 1) live with a team of missionaries, 2) be radically available for Bible studies and discipleship, and 3) provide scholarships for retreats, mission trips and conferences. I am excited to invite you into this mission and welcome the opportunity to further discuss my mission vision and financial goals with you.

Please note that a 2.5% fee will be incurred on all gifts made via credit card. Your giving via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) will help me funnel valuable resources directly toward mission!

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 …