Erich Nickman

Hello! My name's Erich. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I serve the students of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. 

My Story

I grew up on a farm in Pleasanton, Nebraska. My family attended Mass every Sunday, but that was the limit of my exposure to the Faith. My parents divorced when I was 11 years old, which left me embittered and sad towards life in general. I stopped practicing the Faith, and spent the next 8 years of my life seeking my happiness in pleasure and comfort. I was successful in finding pleasure and comfort, but I failed in attaining lasting happiness and peace. During a particularly dark time as a sophomore in college, I decided to stop looking for my identity in things that were contrary to my childhood Faith, and for the first time in my life I yearned to have intimacy with Christ, and to receive the rest that He promises to the weary. Since then, I have been given the grace to break bad habits, restore broken relationships, and an understanding of who I am and who I was created to be. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to the Blessed Trinity through Christ. I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example as the best method of reaching the world.

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. 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 …