Zach Sandquist

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

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Where I serve

I am so excited to share with you that God has called me to serve college students at Montclair State University in New Jersey. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, playing Ultimate Frisbee, or searching for an adventure. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life. If you ever want to hear it, come find me or get in contact with me and I'd love to share it with you! 

My Story

I grew up in the quaint and humble town of Watertown, Minnesota, which is just west of the Twin Cities. After graduating from Watertown-Mayer High School, my plan was to study music and composition at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. However, God had different plans for me. 

During my freshman year, I felt a strong calling to join seminary and start discerning the Priesthood. No matter how much I resisted, God persisted through my stubbornness! With support from great role models, friends, and family, I decided to trust in God and join St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas. There I spent three amazing years growing in a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church through the seminary's education, formation, and fraternal love. 

With much prayer, discernment, peace and joy, I found that God was yet again drawing me towards to a new path in life. I have always desired to serve Christ in some way, and God clearly showed me that I am called to serve Him and others as a FOCUS Missionary. My first two years were at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where I learned a lot from my teammates and students that I encountered. This past year I moved to Indianapolis to serve at IUPUI and am now currently serving there as the Team Director! It has been such a blessing to serve my team and students here in Indy during my fourth year on staff!

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. 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 look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by God's generosity and I want others to experience that too!

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 …