Matthew Keller

Hello! My name is Matt. I like Tacos and Jesus Christ.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana! I'll be working with students, specifically fraternity men, to help them encounter Jesus Christ in a deeper way through bible studies and intentional discipleship. 

My team, from left to right: Evan, Eve, Carina, and Me!

My Story

As a student at The University of Southen Mississippi, I was always focused on my work.  Whether it was my school work, my work in fraternity leadership, or my work in student government leadership, my entire life revolved around tackling the next task.  This constant carousel of commitment didn't have any room for religion, though, and that didn't bother me.  I had grown up Catholic but had abandoned my faith in high school.  

I stayed on that carousel until Jesus forcefully pulled me off it. He pulled me off it through a FOCUS missionary named Pat that had come to talk at a meeting for my fraternity.  Through Pat, Jesus showed me that life was worth more than constant work and worry.  

Left to right: Me, Cameron (another student at Southern Miss), and Pat on a mission trip in Mexico City

Pat would eventually invite me to SEEK 2019, which is where I would meet Jesus personally in the Eucharist.  At SEEK, Jesus told me that I am a beloved son of God, no matter what the quality of my work was, no matter how many times I fail.  God then called me to mission with FOCUS, to help other men see that they are more than the work and stress and worry that they are currently enveloped in. 

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. 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 don't hesitate to reach out to me either at [email protected] or 504-210-5567 and we can 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 …