Michael Folkerts



My Calling to Minister with Cru

Throughout my life I have felt a call from the Lord to serve him in the ministry.  I placed my faith in Christ through my mom (who came to Christ through Cru her sophomore year in college) at a very young age.  As a young boy, I envisioned of being a famous football player and politician that would use their public influence to impact Gods Kingdom.  But after I failed to make the football team at the University of Nebraska and after a series of other humbling events, the Lord was clear that he had different plans for my life.  The following Christmas break I went to a winter conference that Cru hosted in Denver.  At this conference I learned about Cru's mission to evangelize and disciple the world through the various ministries of Cru.  After attending this conference, I knew that God wanted Cru to be part of my experience with missions.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska in 2010, I interned with Cru on UNL's campus the following year.  The year after I interned with JESUS Film Mission Trips at the Headquarters of Cru in Orlando, FL.  After I concluded my second year of internship, I join staff full time with the JESUS Film Media department.  After serving with the JESUS Film Media department for nearly a year, the Lord called me back to campus ministry in Nebraska where I currently live in Lincoln, NE and minister to several colleges in Eastern Nebraska.  


Interesting Facts about Me

I am the youngest of four; two older brothers, and a sister. 

I grew up on a farm in south eastern Nebraska near the town of York.

I served in the Nebraska Army National Guard for 6 years.

I am a big fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

I enjoy handy and mechanical work.  


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