This is my fourth year serving at the Newman Catholic Center at Northwest. My wife, Laura, and I have five children and, originally from Pennsylvania (me) and California (Laura), we have found our home in the center of the USA! I enjoy sports, reading, boardgames, movies, camping, hiking, and teaching my children about God, history, and everything in between!
2017-2018 FOCUS Missionary Team (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)
(l to r) Megan Jones (FOCUS Missionary), Sarah Wampler (FOCUS Missionary), Corty Shonka (FOCUS Associate), Jake Shonka (FOCUS (FOCUS Team Director), Jake Olson (FOCUS Missionary – Dec ’17 grad from Northwest now serving at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas), Zack Gonzalez (FOCUS Missionary). Not pictured – New Missionary Andrea Koenemann, who arrived in January!
“Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”