My name is Austin Kilduff and I'm a campus ministry Fellow in Fresno, California with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach).
I grew up in Canton, Ohio and considered myself an atheist from a young age. However, it wasn't until about halfway through my time at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts that I first critically assessed my disbelief in God. This began a period of spiritual exploration that led me to know "the radiance of the glory of God" (Hebrews 1:3) in Christ Jesus.
I was first acquainted with the CCO in 2018 when a mentor from my church joined staff and began a partnership between the CCO and Church of the Cross, my home church in Boston. The CCO group in Boston has been a major blessing in my life and a wonderful way to grow in fellowship. I learned more about the CCO when our group attended Jubilee in 2019 and I heard about the Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship Program is a 1-year campus ministry experience that allows recent grads to minister to students while growing under an experienced staff member. I spent most of my first year out of college working in web development, but always wondered what vocational ministry would look like. The Fellowship seemed like a perfect fit for me, giving me the opportunity to explore this calling while growing through real-world ministry experience. I was especially interested because of my experience with the CCO in Boston and at Jubilee, and after a period of discernment I was invited to spend this year serving the Lord in Fresno. I'm excited to be working with Geraud Brumfield and First Presbyterian Church to minister to students at Fresno State, Fresno Pacific University, and Fresno City College.
If you're interested in receiving hearing more about my ministry with the CCO, please leave your info below and I'll be in touch.
I hope campus ministry excites you as much as it excites me. Please consider partnering with me in this ministry financially and in prayer.