University of South Florida
Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
Welcome to the USF Chapter!
We are Christian healthcare-oriented students and professionals looking to develop the skill set of caring for the physical and spiritual well-being of all those we meet. Our desire is to spread the healing message of God through medical missions work, whether it is in a different country or here at home. We will mobilize like-minded individuals all united under the love and grace of Christ, to provide medical/spiritual assistance to those who need it most.
mission minded healthcare professionals to connect what God is doing in the rest of the world.
the next generation of healthcare professionals to move forward into the medical professional field.
healthcare professionals with global medical missions organizations.
local church medical mission work across the globe.
Meet the Officers
President: Dominique Mercader
Senior | Anthropology and Integrative Animal Biology
“GMMA has impacted me by allowing me to see what God has called me to do with my life. I’ve always wanted to be a doctor but I was never sure if that was my purpose in life. On my very first medical mission trip with GMMA, our health professional mentors had opened my eyes, showing me how I can use medicine to glorify Christ. I want to show the world that through Jesus may have the power to physically heal you, he also has the power that can spiritually heal you. Being spiritually healed brings more comfort and assurance in the hope and trust of the Lord.”
Vice President: Gabrielle Escobar
Junior | Biological Health Sciences on Pre-Physical Therapy Track
“Despite growing up in a Christian-based family, I chose to continue having a relationship with God coming into college and nurturing it through ministry and serving. GMMA is fairly new to me, however, I look forward to see how God will use me through GMMA as its vice president and vessel.”
Secretary: Le’Ann An
Sophomore | Cell and Molecular Biology
“Despite wanting to pursue the medical field for years, my faith in the Lord is relatively new. Entering college, He led me to GMMA as an opportunity to intertwine me passions and showed me that while I prepare for medical school, I can continue to grow spiritually. Although I am quite new to GMMA, I am excited for what God has in store for us.”
Treasurer: Elliott Chon
Senior | Biomedical Sciences
“GMMA impacted me on representing what it means to not only be strong in my faith, but also to apply it in real world situations. This club gave me great opportunities to apply what I learned both in school and church to those I have met and interacted with on mission trips and fellow colleagues.”
Missions Coordinator: Conner Merrimam
Junior | Cellular Molecular Biology and Public Health
“GMMA provided me with a support group of fellow believers who are determined to make a difference. Being a member of GMMA has not only grown my faith, but it has shown me that my faith and desire to pursue medicine can go hand-in-hand and be used to make an impact in people’s lives.”
“To bring and promote Christ centered missional life to the body of healthcare professionals and its partners”
“Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”
“I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I mus bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.”
Keep Up to Date!
Here is where the upcoming GBM dates and locations will be posted!
Meetings every xx/xx
Here is where any big announcements regarding panels, fundraisers, and the mission trip will be posted!
Missed a meeting? Check here for the latest information discussed at our last GBM!
Feel free to ask
Feel free to reach out with any questions,
comments, or concerns! You can also
reach us at any of the chapter’s social media.
Name: Gabrielle Escobar