Title: Chapter Leader
Mission Center: Minnesota
Chapter: University of Minnesota
It was during his sophomore year as a student athlete at Benedictine College that Robert encountered the SPO community for the first time. After a powerful encounter of the Lord’s love on a Fan into Flame retreat, he decided to quit playing soccer and move into an SPO Household to grow in Christian maturity.
It was Household living that truly challenged Robert to live out his Catholic faith in a comprehensive and authentic way, and he has been actively pursuing a greater relationship with the Lord and trying to help other men do the same ever since! After graduating from Benedictine, Robert spent his first two years on mission at Texas State University. He feels so blessed that the Lord has called him to continue this mission full-time with SPO for a third year at the University of Minnesota, and can't wait to serve the students and SPO community there.
Kayla was born and raised in Eagan, Minnesota, in a family of five. Though brought up in a wonderful, actively Catholic family, maintaining her relationship with Christ was not easy in high school, so the college search meant looking for a school with a great Catholic community. She found that at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas (Go Ravens!).
After a life changing, fun first year, Kayla experienced a call to serve with NET Ministries for a year, which taught her the importance of living with others who are seeking the Lord, so she joined a Household at Benedictine upon returning to school. Over two amazing years, Kayla witnessed firsthand the way the Lord works through Saint Paul's Outreach, and is excited to continue serving as a Mission Leader in her home state at the University of Minnesota.
Kayla enjoys baking, reading, graphic design, camping, and pulling pranks.
“Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord.” Romans 12:11