Zach Fiedler

I'm a FOCUS missionary at USC - Fight On!

"Siempre Adelante" - St. Junipero Serra

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Where I serve

God has invited me to serve the students at the University of Southern California as a full-time missionary. You'll typically find me at the USC Caruso Catholic Center hanging with students or talking about Jesus and Trojan Football. Or hey, maybe even headed to the beach to surf and pray with guys! I am so excited to share the Gospel with greek students on this campus and witness men come fully alive through the glory of Christ!

My Story

I was born, raised, and baptized in Orange County, CA but it wasn't until late in high school when I first developed a personal relationship with God. I was scared to go to college. I heard the statistics and stories - "80% of Catholics who leave the faith do so between the ages of 18-25." I had just begun to put my faith first in my life and I did not want to lose it. Upon getting to campus for my freshman year at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, I immediately sought out ways to stay involved with my faith. Yet, I still looked to be fulfilled through other things but it didn't matter if it was through my future career plans as a Marketing major or my fraternity Sigma Chi. Through the invitation of a FOCUS Missionary, Chuck, I said yes to a spring break mission trip in Ecuador. Through this trip, serving the poor and surrounded by the Sacraments, I began to understand more and more the love of the Father and the life He has planned for me. A life of grace and adventure. He so gently shared with me my call as a baptized Christian and the need to share Christ with others and be a light on my campus. 

Through this time as a student involved with FOCUS, I led bible studies within my fraternity house and walked with men on the path of discipleship, and my desire for this missionary life grew. Upon further discernment and continually responding with a bigger and bigger "Yes" I applied and accepted this position to serve college students full-time as a missionary. What a gift and answer of prayers for this call to land me back home in California sharing the gospel as the great missionary and my confirmation saint, Junipero Serra, first did over 250 years ago.

St. Junipero Serra, Pray for Us!

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 feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. 

[email protected] | (949) 636-9772

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