Cecilia Minchow

Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve at New Mexico State University – Go Aggies!

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My Story

I was blessed to grow up in a wonderful, supportive, Catholic family and was the only girl of seven kids. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, I had powerful examples in faith within my parents, extended family, friends, and surrounding community allowing me to understand the beauty of the Church of Christ.

Going into high school and college, I found myself leaning more into academic and extra-curricular excellence to find my worth and identity. By my sophomore year in college, I found myself confused, lonely, and lost. In the time at home during the pandemic, my family was asked to provide music for the virtual Masses and holy hours. Within this space I was able to more intimately encounter Christ in the Eucharist and by the grace of God, I was able to reprioritize my life, placing our Lord at the center. I began attending a Bible study consistently for the first time in my life and made amazing friendships founded in faith.

Leading up to and following my graduation from Concordia University, Nebraska; I was fortunate enough to work as the Campus Ministry Intern at Pius X High School, a role that allowed me to attend SEEK23 with my students. It was there that I felt prompted to answer the call of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) specifically as a FOCUS missionary! It has been a whirlwind of an adventure so far and I am truly so grateful for the opportunity to accompany women on campus as they move forward in their own stories with Christ!

Your Impact

The hearts of college students around the nation and around the world are aching to know the person of Christ. The message of our Lord’s unconditional love and mercy needs to be shared with them! We are all called to be missionary disciples, but we each must “find our own Calcutta” as St. Mother Teresa reminds us – some give by going; others go by giving.

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.  If you are interested in joining my mission team, please let me know of the best way to reach you, and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored for you to enter into this mission with me as the Lord works through us to change the lives of college students!


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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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