Gabrielle Nistler

Welcome! My name is Gabby Nistler.

“The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.” -St. John Paul II

Where I serve

For my first year on mission, the Lord has called me to serve at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I cannot wait to see how the Lord plans to work in my life and the lives of the students I will encounter!

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My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

I grew up in a Catholic family and attended Catholic school k-12. I learned many facts about the faith, but never how to have a personal relationship with Jesus. It was not until my time in college at the University of Mary that I truly met Christ. 

The community at the University of Mary is like nowhere else I have experienced. I was surrounded by so many people who were on fire for the faith- and wanted the same for me. I got involved in FOCUS Bible study, discipleship, campus ministry, and attending daily mass.  

Although there was not one big moment where I came to know Christ, the entirety of college was a testament of me getting to know and love our Lord and see how His hand was working in every moment of my life. I was on the University ministry team during my junior year and this is where the Lord began to place on my heart the desire to live on mission. I was living in true joy and beautiful community while giving myself as a gift to others.

My time at college was a life changing experience because of the community the Lord blessed me with while being there. I have come to the realization that so many colleges are lacking these relationships to build one another up in their faith. I desire to walk with college students in their journey and to be that community of support for them. I want to help students experience the same joy and peace I have found in the Catholic faith and have an encounter with their truest friend, Jesus Christ.


Your Impact

As a missionary with FOCUS, not only do I get to encounter students, but I also get the opportunity to invite YOU to join me on mission spiritually and financially. I’d be honored if you would join me in fulfilling the Great Commission- to go forth and make disciples. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we can schedule a call. I would love to share this mission with you. God Bless!

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