Super Senior: Jess Goergen

Jessica Goergen
Presbyterian College
Psychology major, English and Spanish minors, lacrosse player

HOW DID YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
I became a Christian early in my childhood, but recommitted my life to Christ during college. After tirelessly seeking other things to satisfy me like athletics, social life, and perfectionism, Christ kept calling me back to Him. Even during my constant searching and avoiding, He never stopped being faithful and consistently reminded me of His unfailing love for me.

HOW HAS YOUR TIME IN COLLEGE SHAPED YOUR FAITH? 
College has really helped me mature spiritually, especially through discipleship. I now view life as a means to know more of Christ. Every experience, every person I meet, is part of a divine plan in that Christ is to be glorified and made known. This gives purpose because it takes all the pressure off of me to make something of myself, and rather gives me freedom to live life to the fullest, as God intended.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? 
I hope to take part in world missions and go to grad school for clinical psychology. While the timing of both of these is uncertain at this point, I know that God has plans for me in both vocations because of the passions and skills with which He has equipped me.

HOW ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE CAREER? 
God has given me a set of skills and passions unique to me (as He has with everyone), so wherever God sends me to use them is where I'll go. While right now is a season of uncertainty, I know that God will provide and make known the specifics. I am excited to see what God has in store for me.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS?
My advice would be to work hard in your studies, build your skills, but do not get caught up in them. The same goes for athletics. Take the time now to build relationships with people and get to know Christ more. The biggest thing that God has taught me this year is not to worry. Everything will work out regardless of if you stress or not, so don't be anxious about temporary things! 50 years from now, are you really going to remember how prepared you were for that exam and how much you stressed over it, or are you going to look back on the times when you truly lived life as God intended (i.e loving God and loving others)?