Dave and Erica Chojnacki

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Dave spent five years serving in campus ministry at Truman State University in Missouri. He participated in the music ministry as well as small groups and an internship. Dave used his gifts to serve God and share His love with college students. In 2006 he and his wife Erica, along with a team of friends, moved to Tucson, Arizona to help with a church plant called Damascus Road. It is a campus-based ministry reaching the students, faculty, and surrounding population of Tucson.

Faith Story

Dave was raised in a Christian home and made his faith his own while in high school. During his freshman year of college, at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, he was looking for a ministry with which to get involved. A friend from down the hall invited him to an event at the Truman Baptist Student Union. Dave quickly got plugged in. Through that ministry he was able to strengthen and continue in his walk with God. Through the partnership of the Baptist Student Union and Missions Door, Dave was appointed for campus ministry in 2003.

Family

While serving at the BSU at Truman, Dave met Erica his future wife. They were married in February of 2005. They serve together as part of the ministry team for Damascus Road. Their first child, daughter Kaelyn Grace, was born February 8, 2011.

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Arizona, United States