I live in Overland Park, KS, with my wife Kelsey and our four children (newborn son not pictured below). My role in FOCUS is as a Senior Regional Director and FOCUS Music Director. As a Senior Regional Director I work with 5 campus teams in the state of Kansas. My role is to work with the Team Directors at each campus to make sure they are living out the Universal Call to Holiness, and leading their team and students to do the same. I work to ensure that each team is living an authentic witness of discipleship with Jesus, so that they can help the students on their campuses to answer that same call. I do this through weekly strategic meetings, mentoring each of the Team Directors, and visiting their campus throughout the year to ensure that they have everything they need to live out the mission. As FOCUS Music Director, I manage all of the musical needs for the organization from SEEK to our Summer Training, and retreats. My role is to ensure that the music at each event FOCUS offers has a consistent liturgical vision, and upholds true reverence in worship as called for by Church teaching.
Before I even thought about becoming a missionary, I desired to help people and play music. These have been the desires of my heart for a long time. I thought the only way I could do this, was through practicing medicine, and entertaining a crowd, at a local bar, with my guitar. As graduation neared, I was going to take a year off of school and figure out what the next steps were. A missionary named Mike, who had become a close friend, challenged me to consider becoming a missionary. It was enough to get me to attend one of the FOCUS Recruitment Weekends. From there the Lord convicted my heart of serving Him through this mission. Throughout my first 2 years of FOCUS, I encountered Jesus in a deep and powerful way. This encounter has brought so much healing, as well as a real understanding of my true identity as a son of God. Jesus has propelled me into this mission field, challenging other men and women to seek their true identity in Christ and not settle for anything less! Through FOCUS, God has been amazingly faithful in blessing my desires to help people in a spiritual way. In addition, He has given me opportunities to play music at various retreats and conferences all over the country. I was even able to record an album with the band we used for our national conferences!
God has blessed me with this amazing opportunity to impact so many lives, but I can’t do it alone! For 10 years now I have relied totally on the generosity of others to make this happen through monthly financial partnership. St. Teresa of Calcutta says, “Some give by going and others go by giving.” You can join me in this mission by financially partnering with me, so that I can continue this great work! Your donations are as important as the work done on campus, but even more important are your prayers! Please continue to pray that Jesus would be known by all college students, nationwide!