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 was blessed to serve my first three years as a FOCUS Missionary at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, and my fourth at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. But now, the Lord is calling me closer to home, and I am heading to Des Moines, Iowa. My fiancée Kristine and I will be pursuing mission together as she works her way through medical school and I serve as a full-time campus missionary at Drake University. I am excited to invite Drake students into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through authentic friendship, daily scriptural and mental prayer, and the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. I have grown so much as a campus missionary already – drawing closer to the Lord through various trials, joys, and relationships – and I look forward to inviting new students into this life-giving relationship. 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 into their lives. Just as Christ transformed my life in college, I know He has big plans for the students at Drake University!

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 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 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. It was there I encountered students authentically and joyfully 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 students and teammates alike in my fifth year on campus.

Cardinal Catholic students at Welcome Week 2018!

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 launch 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.

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 …