Nico Quesada

“So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.” Ephesians 2:19-20 

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Where I serve

I currently serve the students at the University of Pennsylvania! This will be my first year at Penn and I am excited to see where the Lord takes my team and I.

My Story

I greatly desire for the students I meet to know the person of Jesus Christ both in the sacraments and by living a life rooted in the Gospel. During my time as a student at Boston University I encountered a community of faithful Catholics who strived to be a family to one another, and this propelled me to seek out Jesus and eventually to desire to lead others to him. 

Above: Some of my family from Boston University after a retreat.

I also had the great blessing to serve for a year at New York University, which helped me understand just how great a need my ministry was seeking to serve. My team there was focused in building up a sense of family and hope on campus by relating everything we do back to the center of the Gospel: We are made for relationship first with God and then with each other.

Above: Some of my family at NYU after a Father's House retreat.

My desire as a missionary is that I can communicate two things. The first: that our core identity is that we are sons and daughters of God, and that nothing can take that away. The second: God's mercy is infinite and He desires to know us, we just have to be willing to know Him.

I greatly desire for the students I meet to know the person of Jesus Christ both in the sacraments and by living a life rooted in the Gospel.

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 via my email ([email protected]) and I can set up a time for us to get to know one another.

When you support me, you're actually supporting the family that I've come to know at NYU, Penn, and beyond. It is because of your generosity that I can be radically available to them and can live in community with them.

Above: The car trip back from a pilgrimage with my friend and previous teammate Ryan (driving). and our NYU friends Jacob and Drew.

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 …