Evan Melchior

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

Where I serve

I will be serving the community in Bend, Oregon, home to Oregon State University at the Cascades and Central Oregon Community College, in addition to the parish community of St. Francis of Assisi!

My Story

Growing up in a Catholic household, I spent time living in both Lenexa, KS, and Charlotte, NC. I attended Catholic schooling from Pre-K all the way through high school, graduating in 2020 from St. James Academy in Kansas. I then attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Go Big Red!) where I studied Finance and Computer Science, was a part of FarmHouse Fraternity, and belonged to the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center. At the Newman Center, I attended many events put on by the Newman staff and FOCUS, joined the student board, and became involved with FOCUS in bible studies and discipleship. These are only a few of the things that made the Newman Center such a vibrant, welcoming, and valuable community. During my time in college, thanks to this community, I grew more deeply in my relationship with God and in my desire to live alongside others in their faith. I am so thrilled to be joining FOCUS this upcoming year to serve in Bend and to see where He takes me and those around me in faith. God Bless!

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 to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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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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