I spent my first two years on mission serving at the University of Tennessee, but I know serve at FOCUS’ Denver Support Center (DSC) on the Formation Team. While God continues to call me to serve Him by living as a missionary, He is using my background in video production and creative writing as a way of helping FOCUS share the gospel with more and more students through our YouTube channel and blog.
Before joining FOCUS, I spent my post-collegiate years working at a parish and doing freelance videography for churches and non-profits. Working for the Church allowed me to grow closer to the Lord in ways I never imagined possible, which opened my heart to hear Him call me to serve as a FOCUS missionary. I spent two years sharing the gospel and living discipleship with college students in Knoxville, TN, and got to witness Jesus Christ change many lives. During this time, my life was also changed as I grew closer to Him, and I began to feel him calling me in a new direction.
Jesus Christ needs to be known. The Church needs to grow. FOCUS continues to reach more college students every year, and a large part of how students and campuses come to know FOCUS is through our events and digital outreach. In a world where young people are inundated by messages and advertising every time they pick up their phone, we as a Church need to make sure that the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of our Lord is what they experience. By supporting my mission, you allow me to serve the Lord full time in this mission, giving 100% of my time and talent to Him while still living my vocation as a husband and (hopefully soon) father.
My wife, Mary Jesse, and I now live in Denver. While she is pursuing her MBA full time, I am blessed to continue working for FOCUS in a support role. Your prayers and support of our mission and our family are what make this all possible!