Matthew Remmich

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. We work out of the Rapid City Newman Center near the SDSM&T campus.

My Story

I first discovered FOCUS during my undergraduate studies at Northern State University. When I left home for college I immediately fell away from my faith as my parents were no longer there to make me go to mass on Sundays. In my junior year my girlfriend at the time and I started going back to mass on Sundays. One Sunday after mass a FOCUS missionary named Rob ran into me and we had a very intriguing conversation. The very next week I ran into him again and he invited me to his bible study. At that bible study Rob showed me how to pray using Lection Divina and other forms of meditative prayer with scripture. I had a profound encounter with God at that first bible study and kept going until I graduated in December of 2016. 

While I was attending bible study, Rob started investing in me personally. We began hanging out regularly and he eventually invited me into discipleship with him. In this discipleship, he debated theology with me, showed me how to use the sacraments, and introduced me to the Holy Hour (a daily hour of meditative prayer). God continued showing up in my prayer and my personal relationship with Him sprouted.

In January of 2017, I attended the annual FOCUS national conference, SEEK 2017. While in adoration there, God spoke to me. I heard his very own words for the first time. Since then, I have continued pursuing that relationship. In August of 2017 I began my studies at the University of South Dakota for a MA in History. While at USD God placed me into a group of young Catholics pursuing their relationships with God together. Here I learned how to be a missionary disciple and the need to bring Christ to the whole world. It was at USD that my faith blossomed into the fullness of God's glory.

Now, God has called me to share what Rob and my friends at NSU and USD have given me with others.

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 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 …