Sarah Moenkedick

"I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." 

-John 10: 10-11

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. I serve alongside my team, consisting of my soon to be husband, Jacob Tschann, and our other teammates, Aaron and Monica Hingst, who were recently married in May. I am full of excitement to grow with each of my teammates and serve alongside them at NSU. Go Wolves! 

My Story

During my college experience at Minnesota State University, Mankato I became deeply involved in my Catholic faith through the St. Thomas More Newman Center on campus. It was here that I came to know Jesus in a personal way through Bible study, friendship, community, and most importantly, through the Sacraments. By other students and missionaries investing in me, I began to truly allow Jesus to be the center of my heart and life. The summer before my senior year of college, I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti. While working with the Missionaries of the Poor and serving the needs of elderly and children, I felt the call to give of myself in a deeper way upon returning to the United States and working as a camp counselor for children with reading and writing disorders. It was the first time I truly saw and experienced the spiritual poverty that St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta always spoke of that existed here. With much prayer, I truly felt the Lord asking me to rid myself of my plans and serve Him through working with FOCUS. Knowing that I am fully known and loved by Him, the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for me on the Cross, I desire to joyfully share His love by leading others to know Him, for He truly came so that we "might have life and have it more abundantly." 

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 …