Mission Center: Minnesota
Chapter: University of Minnesota
Samuel grew up in the Village of Versailles, Ohio amidst a small family-owned hog farm. He spent many hours outside taking care of the hogs with his two older siblings. When he was not cleaning or feeding the hogs, he would spend time playing one-on-one football, home run derby, or simply fighting his twin brother. After growing stronger, wiser, and more responsible through the work on the farm, Samuel took his talents to Columbus, Ohio to study Food Science at The Ohio State University.
Immediately, Samuel decided to invest in his relationship with Christ at Ohio State by attending Mass at the Newman Center every day. While trying to grow closer to Christ, Samuel also worked on building up his personal resume and status by joining multiple clubs and organizations on campus. After encountering the Men's Household program at Ohio State, Samuel realized the efforts he was putting into his other activities would never compare to an authentic relationship with Christ. Through the mentorship of Mission Leaders and Student Missionaries, he developed a prayer life and was renewed in his life with Christ. Samuel's life took a turn when his prayer and desire to work with others led him to transfer to Ohio Dominican University to study Theology with minors in Classics and History.
Samuel is excited to be serving at the University of Minnesota in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. When he is not on campus with his co-workers and students, you will probably find him on one of those lakes kayaking and fishing, going on a run, calling his family in Ohio, or participating in an epic pun battle with his teammate, Alex.