Chad Etzel

Engaging You On Lifelong Mission

Where I serve

I serve as a Talent Coach for FOCUS, inspiring and equipping leaders for the New Evangelization!

My Story

I’m a missionary, triathlete, and leadership coach.  Originally from Portland, Oregon, I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and began my career in Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks’s minor league team, the Erie BayHawks. After feeling called by God to pursue a more rewarding career, I have completed 11 years of mission work including 5 years with The Culture Project International and 1 for the OSU Newman Center.  I am now in my 6th year with FOCUS, having served previously:

  • > Campus Missionary – George Mason University (2018-2019)
  • > Team Director – Washington State University (2019-2020)
  • > Staff Care Specialist (2020-2022)
  • > Talent Coach (2022-Present)


In addition, I hold a Master of Arts in Theology from the Augustine Institute, I am a Certified Professional Coach (from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), and I also have a podcast called 8th Day Coaching.

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.  You not only help the mission happen, but you are an essential part of the mission.  I want you to say, “Of all the things I support, no one cares about me or engages me on mission more than FOCUS.”

I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I served on campus and now at headquarters. 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.

Please contact me with any questions: [email protected] or 503 805-9307.


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