My name’s Aaron and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Lakewood, CO.

What brought me to Christ in the City

Throughout high school, my ultimate goal was to attend the United States Naval Academy. However, I was turned down and, consequently, decided I would take a gap year. I was very familiar with Christ in the City and acknowledged it as an option for my gap year but I did not pursue it right. I finally decided that I would start the application and discern what God’s will for me was for my gap year. I asked Him to close the door if Christ in the City was not where He wanted me. As I continued the application process, the door remained open and my desire to be a Christ in the City Missionary, originally placed on my heart last year when I was attending the annual gala, grew. After one of my interviews, I decided that, should the door remain open, I would spend my gap year as a Christ in the City Missionary.

What I’m looking forward to

As a missionary, I’m most looking forward to living in community and growing maturity.

A bit about me

I am a Colorado native, a cradle Catholic, and the second youngest of 7 children. I was home-schooled all the way through high school from which I just graduated, Class of 2020. I love spending time in the outdoors, hiking, camping and hammocking among other things, as well as working out, swimming, acting, playing the piano, sleeping and most of all, I love spending time with friends.


everyone deserves
to be known & loved

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Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.