Aaron Fater

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

– C.S. Lewis


Where I serve

I consider it an honor to serve at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana.

My Story

Buried deep within the heart of every man and woman is a pang, an ache, a cry, a desire for something greater. For most of my life I didn’t recognize this cry or I would try to mute it with something temporary. Eventually, it became so apparent to me that there had to be something more for myself than the scripted story of going to school, finding a spouse, securing a well-salaried career, and moving to the big city. I had tried to chase status in the past and attempted to be noticed by others. It turns out, nothing on this side of the veil can fill that God-sized hole in each of our hearts. The turning point of my story was just beginning as I stepped onto campus at WSU in the fall of 2019; I was committed to revisiting my Catholic faith and attempting to see if it had anything to offer me… we’ll get there.

I spent the first three years of my undergraduate experience working in a biochemistry research lab on campus, working my way through the research world, presenting the work I had accomplished, and receiving awards at conferences. In my evenings, I was spending time with young men, dynamically discovering who we, as individuals, were to God the Father through authentic relationship and a culture of missionary discipleship. It’s no mistake that my undergraduate experience went as it did. God knew exactly how to draw me into something greater than myself by setting up such a grand juxtaposition: the monotony of biochemistry research and the dynamism of missionary discipleship.

When I realized my desire to give my life completely to God, I applied, interviewed, and accepted a position as a missionary with FOCUS, and exited the research circuit all in one month’s time. When I reflect on what God has done with my life in the last three years, with the sliver of curiosity I’ve given Him, I can’t even fathom what He has in store for me henceforth. He is never outdone in generosity! Now I have the opportunity to walk with other college students as they discover true freedom of heart through authentic friendship and intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Your Impact


This mission cannot be made alone, I am in need of an army of partners to stand in gap with me spiritually and financially. If you would like to be part of the movement to set captive hearts free and invite the lost into authentic relationship with the One who knows each heart, I’d love to meet with you.

[email protected] | (513) 426 5500

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