Jesus made his love known to me in high school during a time when I was wrestling with deep doubts about Him. The joy I experienced from that gift of love Himself, made it natural for me to want to tell others about Him and help them come to know Him. But how? It seemed like no one I knew shared this desire and I didn’t know where to start. I realized I was not alone, when I met CCO while studying at the University of Ottawa. Not only did the young people I met in CCO share my desire to lead others to Jesus, but I experienced peoples lives being changed by their witness (and they were having fun while doing it)! The way that CCO expresses the Church’s missionary identity resonated deeply with me. It didn’t take me long to hear God calling me to join CCO as a full-time missionary.
I’ve had the privilege of serving as a CCO Missionary all across Canada in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Kingston, St John’s and Ottawa. After 12 years as a missionary on campus, I was invited to use my experience in leading a team within CCO’s Human Resources department. My Staff Care team facilitates the hiring of new CCO Missionaries as well as caring for our CCO Missionaries across the country. Having served on many campuses across the country, I know first-hand the challenges our missionaries face and I am honoured to be able to coordinate care and support them so that they can be as fruitful as possible in the mission of proclaiming Jesus.