William Mechling


Title: Chapter Leader

Mission Center: Northeast

Chapter: Rutgers University

Contact: william.mechling@spo.org

Will was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and is the oldest in a family of eight children. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Will loves to travel and has visited 26 foreign countries. After graduating from FSU, he spent several months solo traveling around the world with little more than a backpack and spare change. During his time abroad, he visited every continent but Africa and Antarctica. Highlights included climbing and hiking in New Zealand, swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines, and trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Will was raised Catholic but did not find much significance in faith during his younger years. In high school, however, he encountered Jesus Christ as a loving God who wanted the best for him. Then, during a difficult time of freshman year at FSU, one of the staff members at the Catholic Student Union befriended him. As a result of this friendship, Will learned to deepen his relationship with God through prayer and good friendships. Will now desires that all people come to know the tremendous love that their Heavenly Father has for them and tries to live his life in a way that communicates that reality.