I’m a first-year missionary at South Dakota School of Mines. I’m excited to walk with students in authentic friendship as they grow in their relationships with the Lord.
I met Jesus when I was in high school. At the time, I was going through difficulties in many of my relationships, and modern ideology was leading me way from the faith. In short, I was lonely and confused.
As all this was happening, I joined my youth group at a Steubenville youth conference. During Eucharistic Adoration, I begged Jesus to show Himself to me. I heard Him say, “I see you, I know you, and I love you.”
That moment changed my life. I wanted to know Jesus’ heart and share that love with others.
Fast forward a few years. I graduated with a B.A. in history and vocal performance from the University of Denver, then worked as a test prep tutor. As I built relationships with my students, I saw intense anxiety, depression, confusion about their identity, and spiritual poverty. I wanted to do more for these students. I considered a graduate degree or a teaching certificate, and my mentor suggested joining FOCUS, but I couldn’t choose…
… until a FOCUS missionary invited me to join her support team. I said yes on the spot, and then weeks of prayer and conversation revealed that Jesus was calling me to step onto the front lines with her.
When I answered the call to become a FOCUS missionary, I made the decision to rely on mission partners for spiritual and financial support. I’m excited for this opportunity to share my mission with others!
It would be a joy to meet with you to share about the mission and vision of FOCUS, and to hear your story! You can reach me at [email protected] .