God has called me to serve the college students at Edinboro University in Northwestern Pennsylvania for my second full-time missionary year, Praise God! Edinboro has become a second home and I am overjoyed to be returning! I am blessed and grateful to encounter Christ fully alive in all the students I am with each day. Jesus has transformed my heart for mission so deeply and His graces keep overflowing to my friends, family, and students! You will likely find me somewhere on campus handing out flowers with prayers and affirmations, throwing a frisbee around, or sipping an iced coffee, so please come join me! 🙂
During my time as an undergraduate student at Adelphi University in New York, I encountered Christ through the incredible people I met on campus who simply invited me into something more. Moving onto a college campus for the first time was pretty intimidating at first, but I quickly found friends through Catholic Campus Ministry. The ministers, chaplain, and students involved had this undeniable joy that I became increasingly curious about. What is making them so joyful, and where can I get some of what they’re having?
The question I should have been asking wasWho is making them so joyful?, because the answer was not in some thing but someone.
The most prevalent experiences that I had with Christ in college were through the friends I met who were pursuing life with Christ. They invited me into opening my heart to Jesus in prayer and fellowship, which further allowed me to encounter Him and His love fully present in the Eucharist. Let me tell you, once I encountered a love like that, I was transformed. I am grateful that I had friends who built me up and led my aching heart straight to God the Father. They even saw a fire in my heart for God that I often struggled to see. The friends walking with me in striving for sainthood constantly encouraged me that I can do anything through Christ’s strength. I see so much of the same “longing for more” in this life that I experienced in the students I serve, and all I want to do is share Jesus Christ with them. He is the way, the truth, and the LIFE, that has transformed everything.
Here are some of my wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ!
The FOCUS Missionary Team on the Edinboro University Campus 2021-22!
SEEK22 Catholic Conference, Edinboro University
5k/Half Marathon with Students and Chaplain, Fr. Dan Hoffman!
Spring Break 2022 Mission Trip to Lima, Peru!
Living life with Christ together with Gracie, a former student, who is now a FOCUS missionary! I will also be her maid-of-honor at her wedding in May 2023! 🙂
Through the generosity of mission partners, I am able to be fully present to the students on campus, sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them!
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners who desire to join me on this life-giving mission. Through your generous financial and prayerful support, I can give more fully and freely to everyone I encounter in prayer, discipleship, bible studies, retreats, mission trips, and in any ways the Holy Spirit leads! If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!
Here’s the best ways to reach me, feel free to shoot me a text or email!