Kelvin Gothman

Hello! We are Kelly and Kelvin Gothman.  Jesus changed our lives in college forever and now we want the whole world to know about him. It would be a privilege to have you join us along the way!

Where We serve

God has called us to serve college students. Between the two of us, we have served at Ole Miss, Kansas State, and the University of Kansas. Now for the first time together we are headed down South to the University of Georgia! 

Our Story

We met serving together our first year with FOCUS. Before long our friendship turned into a relationship. Our story is one that simply does not exist without Jesus. His hand has been over it since we first started dating, when we broke up, got back together, and later on engaged. He has changed our hearts immensely through this relationship that He has called us to. Now He has increased the desire in both of us to continue to share the Gospel, but now as a married couple! 

Kelvin’s Story- When I went off to college I thought I had it figured out. I believed to the depth of my being that if I had a romantic relationship and was well liked by the people around me, then I would be happy. With these two things on the altar of my heart, I found myself falling further and further away from Jesus. Eventually when I got what I wanted I found it to be not enough. I was filled with fear and hopelessness as I asked the question,”what, then, will make me happy?” This question lead me to dive into my faith like never before with the help of a few friends God put in my path. What I found transformed my life. I found that Jesus was better than anything I could dream of. I didn’t know that life could be so rich with love and meaning. My heart began to break for the men in my life who were as lost as I was. I committed my life to sharing what I had found and this lead me to serve as a missionary with FOCUS!

Kelly’s Story- As someone who was raised in a wonderful christian home, I still went to college not truly knowing what it meant to live in relationship with Jesus. This meant a lot of heartache in living the college lifestyle that everyone was living around me. I was knee deep in my own wounds and just straight up unhappy. It wasn’t until my best friend had her own heart transformed by Jesus where I witnessed her joy that ended up being the avenue that Jesus used to then transform my heart and show me what a loving relationship with Him looked like. This would be what set me free. My life was forever changed which lead to being a missionary in hope to bring that same joy to women on the college campus. 

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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