Rocklin, Calif. – On June 27th, William Jessup University’s Head Men’s Golf Coach, Matthew Stewart, will be leading a three-week missions trip to Limerick, Ireland. Stewart will be leading a group of college golfers from across the country with an organization called SportQuest.
Founded in 1998, SportQuest’s serves alongside churches throughout the world representing various denominations to motivate and equip the sports community to bridge the gap between faith and action.
While in Ireland, Coach Stewart’s team will work alongside Irish-based Christian athletes to help them minister to their peers. They will host golf camps for ages 10-21 years at three different country clubs. In addition, the golf team will compete against Irish club teams as they build relationships, share their faith, and play golf at some of the most challenging courses in Ireland.
Originally, Coach Stewart was contacted by SportsQuest to help find players for the trip and his surprise he became the coach.
“I was contacted to see if I had any golfers on the William Jessup University Men’s Golf team that would be willing and able to go.” stated Coach Stewart. “I emailed back and let them know I would check and told them that if they needed an assistant coach or helper I would be open to go. Well, the coach who was slated to run the trip pulled out the week before my email and SportQuest was praying for God to provide another coach. It’s amazing how God brought everything together.”
Coach Stewart is excited to see what God has planned for the team in Ireland.
“This is an amazing opportunity,” stated Stewart. “I am humbled to coach the team and have the opportunity to make an eternal impact with the relationships that we will be build with the people in Ireland. ”
SportQuest Team Members
Christian Bechard, a junior from Evangel University.
Brian Steele, a senior from Southwest Baptist University.
Heather Bruce, a junior from Lewis-Clark State College.
Mariah Johnson, a graduate from Indian Creek High School in Indiana.
Kris Patel, played 4 years at Hardin Simmons University in Texas.