Justin was appointed with Missions Door in April 2017 to serve with Campus Ambassadors. Justin’s focus is to establish Christian community on-campus by discipling and equipping students, training them to serve God’s kingdom at Chemeketa Community College.
Justin directs the ministry at Chemeketa, regularly leads Bible studies with students, leads worship sessions, and helps facilitate large group events. One of his primary goals is to reach non-believing students, through both one-on-one interactions and group events.
Being raised in a Christian home, Justin committed his life to Christ at about eight years old. Growing up, Justin had severe struggles socially and made very few friends. He loved the Lord and immersed himself in understanding the foundations of his faith, but he often felt he lacked people investing in his life.
By the time he started his freshman year at Chemeketa Community College, he had grown disillusioned with the church and felt that other Christians didn’t care about him. He began to question his faith, and at one point he even thought about becoming an atheist.
But one fateful day, God led him to approach the Campus Ambassadors table. He met the Chemeketa Campus Ambassadors director and got connected to the group. Through his involvement, he had the opportunity to be part of a group of Christians who truly cared about him, and after a long process of restoring his faith in Christ, he had the opportunity to reach out to other students and share God’s love.
After graduating college, Justin felt God calling him to serve in campus ministry full-time to help students experience the Gospel and transformation through Jesus.
Justin and Emily met in 2018 and got married on July 20th, 2019. Emily works as a Reading Instructional Assistant at an elementary school and helps with the ministry as her schedule allows. Together they are focused on serving God on-campus, in church, and in the surrounding community.
- Justin: B.A. in Psychology from Oregon State University
- Emily: B.A. in Elementary Education from Western Oregon University