Where I serve
The Lord has called me to serve many different campuses this year. I feel privileged to serve the missionaries and students at the University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island, Towson University, Brown University and the United States Coast Guard Academy. In the past I've served as a missionary at North Dakota State University and Ball State University. I feel as though I'll be challenged in many new ways as I serve my campuses on the East Coast. My particular role is a Director of Collegiate Outreach and I will work out of FOCUS's regional office in Philadelphia to serve the team directors, missionaries, chaplains and students at my five campuses. I look forward to the challenges ahead as I prepare to move away from the familiarity of the Midwest into the great unknown that is the East!
After working in Campus Ministry for two years at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, I felt the Lord nudging me toward FOCUS. He placed on my heart a desire to go on mission for Him and invite students into relationship with Him. Four years later and there's nothing I'd rather be doing than serving Jesus as a missionary. I often wake up in the morning in disbelief that He has called me to this work!
This year, in the Catholic Church, is the Year of Mercy. I have heard Mercy described as the moment when God's tremendous love meets our suffering and misery. When I walk around campus on weekend nights or talk to apathetic, wounded students throughout the week, I become deeply convicted of the need for God's mercy on campus. The suffering and misery is very real and the only remedy is His Mercy. I think He has great things in store for the missionaries and students I will work with this year and has invited me, and all Christians, to point people toward His Mercy!
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I also chose to rely on the generosity of spiritual and financial support of mission partners to allow me to go on this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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. You can easily reach me at [email protected] I'd be honored to share this mission with you and truly believe that through your support you can help countless people experience the unending love and mercy of Jesus.