Tim Mellen

What up! My name's Tim and I'm a FOCUS missionary at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, AZ!

" We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose."  Romans 8:28

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at NAU in beautiful Flagstaff! Fear the Axe! Let's Go Jacks! I'm super stoked to share life with the students here in God's beautiful creation. You'll typically find me mobbing around campus, ripping kendama at the Newman Center, or prostrate in the chapel. I'm looking forward to forming genuine, authentic friendship with all those I encounter in Flagstaff as we walk together toward the love and joy that resides in God and His creation! 

My Story

Being born and raised in Colorado, I was blessed by a family who surrounded me with creation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains from a young age. This, along with a Catholic upbringing and a brother in the seminary set me up for a beautiful encounter with Jesus Christ in His creation in Boulder, Colorado. During my time in college at CU Boulder (Sko Buffs!), I was again blessed to be surrounded by a virtuous and life-giving community of students and missionaries who pushed me to a daily encounter with Jesus who fulfills us. I began to live a life with Christ at the center surrounded by the joy and beauty in Boulder that fuels my soul. Leading an outdoor ministry through our Newman Center as well as serving at Camp Wojtyla in the summer before my senior year of college provided an  encounter and witness to the Gospel through God's creation that I hope to continue to share with all those I encounter on mission. 

As a missionary, I desire to lead students to a personal relationship with Christ. I know first-hand the difference Christian community makes for college students, and I fully believe these students are worth our efforts! In His ministry on Earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I hope to follow Jesus’ example by meeting student-athletes on my campus where they are at and showing them their true identities as beloved daughters of God.

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.

Please pray for my team as we encounter students and share the Good News to the students of NAU! From left to right: Fr. Matt, Alli, Michal Anne, Isabelle, Ben, and me.

Quick memo to the students of NAU: I began my life on a 6 month all liquid diet fasting from solid food for your sanctity and holiness. You're welcome.

Leviticus 13:7-8

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 …