When I left home and went to university in Saskatoon, CCO played an important role in my faith. I met CCO Founder, André Regnier, and many other attractive, enthusiastic young people that had something different about them. I came to understand that the difference was their relationship with Jesus—having him at the center of their lives. Halfway through my first year of studies, I was brought to a point where I wanted to know if God was real. So I prayed a simple prayer, “Lord, if you are real, prove it, reveal yourself to me.” While at that moment there were no earthquakes or fireworks, in the days and weeks that followed, God answered my prayer. I came to know and experience Jesus in a deep and personal way. Since that moment of commitment, I have sought to live my life centered on Jesus and committed in faith.
I serve as CCO’s President, working with our Board of Directors and leading our Executive Team as we seek to enable CCO to be a protagonist in the mission of proclaiming Jesus clearly and simply. Our work seeks to find ways to accelerate our reach, develop people in leadership, build support systems that enhance our effectiveness, and be catalysts in order to share our charism with others. In all of this, the greatest highlights of my missionary service always involve individuals. Listening to a student give a testimony of how their life has been changed forever by Christ and then seeing this impact their decisions about career, family, service, etc., is truly inspiring.