I serve at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska! I’m excited to share the Gospel in this new and rich environment
As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and show them the joy of the Gospel. My life has been absolutely transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring His love and mercy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.
I grew up Catholic and was surrounded by the faith of my own family, namely my father who was a deacon for 13 years. I went to an all boys Catholic high school in New Orleans called Jesuit which introduced me to a new level of what it meant to live as a Christian man. But as my freshman year of college at LSU came and went, my faith took a back seat to all of the new freedom and activities that were set before me. It didn’t take long until Christ stirred a restlessness in my heart for something deeper.
Around the end of my sophomore year, I rekindled some friendships with a couple men I had admired from my fraternity. They were faithful, fun, and kept inviting me to bible studies and YoungLife gatherings. Junior year I found myself on a YoungLife retreat in North Carolina where I experienced a deep conviction to dedicate myself to living a life of virtue and claiming my faith as my own. I soon became more involved in the Catholic center and my faith and friendships flourished.
Senior year I was invited to live in community in a Catholic lay formation house called the JPII house and it changed my life. I was living with ten other men who all desired to grow in virtue, faith, and relationship. We dedicated ourselves to prayer, adoration in a chapel we built upstairs, and intentional time with each other. This experience led me to switch paths from pursuing a career in bioengineering to teaching Theology at my high school for the next four years.
Those four years were some of the greatest and hardest moments of my life. By the end of my third year I felt like I had found my path, but it seems that God still had at least one more detour left for me. After a few injuries that didn’t heal quite as expected, I was thrust into a time of meditation and discernment, much like Ignatius of Loyola. I experienced a strong desire to live mission sharing the Gospel in a more radical way outside of the classroom, and FOCUS was the opportunity He presented. All I could do was respond to the call.
The call to full-time mission with FOCUS means that I have made the decision to be supported financially and spiritually through mission partners. The journey of mission is always bringing new great things. If you have an interest in partnering with me, please let me know of your preferred method of contact so I can reach out to you and schedule a meeting. Thank you for your prayers and God Bless!