During my sophomore year at MSU, I met a few guys from His House while playing basketball. Eric Clancy, an associate campus minister at the time, asked me about my spiritual background and invited me to check out a His House gathering. It was quite different than what I experienced before because everybody wanted to be there—they were singing passionately about their love for God and God’s love for them. I started meeting with Eric to read the Bible and talk about life. I developed many friendships with others in His House and began to seek God.
At the Winter Retreat in 2005, God opened my eyes to see the difference between the path I was on and the path to Him. Later that year I was baptized into Christ in the Red Cedar River on Michigan State’s campus. I returned for the Winter Retreat 2006 (pictured above) as a small group leader, which is one of the many opportunities I had to invest in other students. God used experiences like this to stir up in my heart a passion for campus ministry, a passion that has yet to fade!