Welcome to Along 4 The Journey! I am excited to, once again, have the opportunity to serve student-athletes at UCLA as they journey through their collegiate years. It is widely believed the college years are some of the most formative years in a person’s life.
I am the beneficiary of one-on-one mentoring, as various people have invested in me throughout my lifetime physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I am “so blessed” because of this!
My desire is simply to do the same, by coming alongside both student-athletes and their coaches, to serve as a confidante, life mentor, and spiritual advisor. Along the way, pointing them towards the One who loves and cares for them beyond their wildest dreams, Jesus Christ!
As a former athlete who has competed and worked alongside college and professional athletes as a chaplain/spiritual advisor for the past 15 years, I have identified 3 C’s we should have as we navigate through this journey called, “LIFE”:
“COACH, CAUSE, CONNECTION”
We should all have:
1) A COACH who will lead us! ( 1 Corinthians 11:1)
2) A CAUSE that will inspire us! (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
3) A CONNECTION with others that is truly authentic! (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Let’s face it, at any given point in time, we will all need someone to confide in, someone to come alongside us, who will listen, support, and pray for us.
My ministry exists for this very reason and I am trusting the Lord to use it to make a difference in and through the lives of UCLA athletes and coaches, as they allow me to come Along 4 The Journey!