Joseph Potter

Campus Missionary, University of Victoria
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I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, in a loving Catholic family. I am the older of two children. My younger sister is aspiring to become a registered nurse in our hometown. Our parents raised us in the faith, and we attended a Hungarian church every Sunday, and were actively involved in parish activities. Being unable to speak fluent Hungarian, we switched to an English parish in 2002 where I came to know and love Jesus. At one point, I seriously considered becoming a priest! But by the time I entered university, I fell away from my faith and failed to see the relevance of the Church in my life.

In the fall of 2015, I came back to a relationship with Christ, after experiencing a powerful moment in Adoration at CCO’s Fall Retreat in Ottawa. It was then I realized God’s love and desire for me to be in a relationship with him. My desire to work for CCO emerges out of a constant call from God to serve Him in a spiritually fulfilling way, in addition to wanting to help others to grow in their faith as other missionaries did for me.

I will be joining the team at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, this year as a campus missionary. I’ll be working alongside Chantal Castelino, Nathaniel de Jesus, and Laura Pond in proclaiming the Gospel and walking alongside students as they grow in their faith.

Please pray for me, that I might continue to grow my relationship with Christ, for the CCO staff in their continued pursuit of God’s call, and for the students at the University of Victoria.

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