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Welcome to the beginning of my dream come true.

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Where I serve

Jesus has called me to the banana boat of South Dakota: Vermillion. I am a first year missionary at the University of South Dakota. Serving on a team of five, I've found a home 630 miles away from comfort. God is intentional in all things. He placed me where my first disciple, Kelsey, went for undergrad.


My best friends are placed at UW Madison, Air Force Academy, Lindenwood, and UC Irvine. Please keep them in your prayers as well!

My Story

My Junior year of college, FOCUS came to Indiana University. It was then that my missionaries invited me into a joy that only occurs when Christ is the center of your life. I quickly desired to give to other students the truth, beauty, and goodness I had encountered at IU. My story is not perfect but it is one with many sanctifying crosses. Hope has never disappointed and will never disappoint my heart (Romans 5:5).

No matter how many ways I denied the truth of being a beloved daughter of God the Father, His love will always pursue me. The way I was living was not filling my heart, but rather leaving me more thirsty for truth. In the end, becoming a saint is all I want, and all that requires is living in communion with God. I am a missionary because my hands are open as Mary's were, ready to receive all that God desires to give me. My mission and relationship with Jesus is centered on the image below. Seeing this artwork in person May of 2019 changed my life and I invite you to grow closer to Mary as Jesus' mother.

Your Impact

My dependence on God has grown substantially since I have said yes to this mission. I realize every day the way I can only serve if I am supported and sent. That's where you come in. I have a team of mission partners that support me financially and spiritually. I would love to connect over FaceTime, grab some coffee, or send you a quick email about how to become part of my mission here at USD.

You can also follow along with my life on campus by checking out my Instagram, linked below.


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 …