All of my life I had never considered Jesus or faith to be of importance so when I moved away from home after high school I didn’t think twice about dropping the faith. In my third year of university, I was invited to take a bible study with CCO and was very hesitant as I didn’t think I needed Jesus. However, as each week went by, I was shocked to learn about this loving and merciful God I had never known. I was so awestruck that it brought me to confession for the first time in over 8 years, where I encountered a love and mercy I had never experienced before. This newfound joy and life in Christ drew me to invite Him to be at the center of my life.
As a full-time campus missionary, I have the privilege of accompanying many young people on university campuses along their journey to Christ. I have a front-row seat where I can witness as they go from not knowing Christ well enough or not at all, to inviting Him to be at the center of their lives. I was once these students and know the life-changing impact a CCO missionary had on me, and now I get to be that person for other young women and men. Through the work I get to do, the Church is being built up across Canada with leaders who can continue renewing our parishes and the world.