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He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”

Mark 5:41

Where I serve

God has called me to serve at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse!


My Story

I was brought up in the Catholic Church but was only really Catholic for one hour on Sundays for mass and Wednesdays for youth group. Other than those two hours a week, I had no relationship with Jesus and saw the Father as a genie whose role was to give me everything I asked for.


I now recognize that without a relationship with Him, I was sleepwalking through life. Thankfully, I encountered Jesus through a community at the Northwest Missouri State University Newman Center, and in particular at a student-led Bible study and retreat my freshman year. (My first real encounter with Jesus reminds me of a scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; I would love to tell you about it!) Ever since then, I feel more awake and more alive in Jesus!


After spending four years in a college setting, I have seen and experienced multiple ways in which the Devil tries to lead souls away from Heaven. College campuses are truly a battleground for eternity. I responded to Jesus saying to me “Talitha koum!” and accepted the invitation to give Him everything by being a FOCUS missionary. As a missionary, I hope to fight for God’s Kingdom, detract students from Satan’s works and empty promises, and join those students on a lifelong adventure to a splendid eternity. 

Your Impact

I have the ability to serve this mission in this way on campus, by walking with students in Bible study, discipleship relationships, through friendship, retreats, and conferences. I know you desire the same, but your responsibilities keep you from going to campus. However, by becoming a mission partner, we get to fulfill the Great Commission together. God is not outdone in generosity. Your support is necessary for college students to encounter the good news of Jesus Christ in a new way. Will you join me?


Since we are on this mission together, your prayer intentions are also mine! Please let me know how I can be praying for you! You can reach me at (308) 850-6677 and [email protected] 😀

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