Hey y’all! I’m Nolan and I am a college missionary with FOCUS at the Auraria Campus in Denver, CO. If you would like to support my journey in mission with college students, check out my support link below!
As mentioned above, I serve at the Auraria Campus in Denver, CO which consists of the University of Colorado-Denver, Metro State University, and the Community College of Denver. We are working out of the church on campus, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, to try and bring the light of Christ to the 40,000 student who attend the three schools.
Graduating from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, which did not have FOCUS, I never would have expected to become a missionary. God had other plans. He called me on the Feast Day of the Conversion of St. Paul, my confirmation saint, and completely flipped my life around. After experiencing a lot of hardships in college, I am so blessed to give back and lead young adults to, or back to Christ. I have so much confidence that this is where God desires me to be and my life has been more joyful than I could have imagined. All it took was a small “yes”. All glory to God.
The college campus is a new and exciting environment, but is also an environment filled with a lot of darkness. From increasing depression and anxiety rates as well as a lack of good community, my goal as a missionary is to give students hope and relationship. With the light of Christ and good friendships to pursue a life of virtue and joy, these young adults can become the next great saints who will surely help our society and our future for the better.