Eric Goetz

Hey! My name's Eric. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Baylor University in Waco, TX! We have an extremely active Catholic center, St. Peter's, located right across the street from campus. This helps us to be as available as we possibly can to all the students who live on or around campus.

My Story

  I grew up in the small town of Grinnell in western Kansas. Later, I attended college at Fort Hays State University where I majored in Radiologic Technology. After earning my degree I worked at Hays Medical Center in Hays for 1 year before being offered a different position at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, KS. I recently decided to join FOCUS and help out college kids to pursue and deepen their relationship with Christ.

So why leave a good paying job to go fundraise my entire salary for at least 2 years and work with college students? The answer is quite simply the NEED. I personally lived the typical college lifestyle of partying, drinking, etc., and I know how empty these pleasures really are. I lived this type of life for 3 years before a friend simply asked me to attend our local Catholic Campus Center's events and activities. After about 3 months of being apart of this great community, I knew I had to make some changes in my life. I slowly broke away from my former lifestyle, and started to allow Christ to work in my life. I've never experienced so much joy and peace in my life since I made these decisions. The world was giving me passing pleasures that always ended up leaving me empty, but the joy I have now is beyond words. 

So, in short, I will be doing what my friend did for me, simply ask others to a deeper relationship with Christ. The great thing is I get to do this full-time and dedicate all my time and effort towards this goal. Another great thing is I get the opportunity to fundraise my entire salary, which allows others to partake in this mission right along with me. It will be amazing to reach out to college students, knowing that I was in their shoes not so long ago, especially the ones who are deeply rooted in the college scene. I can't even explain how excited I am to go out on this mission for Jesus Christ and bring others along with me! Pray for me, and rest assured I am praying for you!  

Your Impact

  Obviously, I need your prayers first & foremost. As mentioned above, I get the opportunity to fundraise my entire salary for at least the next 2 years, potentially longer. At FOCUS, we strongly encourage monthly donations that can easily be set up with automatic withdrawal from your bank account or credit card so you don't have to remember to write a check every month. The monthly donations helps us to be more prudent with your money in putting it to use for the mission, but one time gifts are also accepted. By supporting me you can join the mission of winning souls over to Christ, keep young people in the Church, and receive quarterly newsletters from me to update you on how the mission is going at Baylor University.

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 …