by Joshua Erlien, UNCC Chapter Director
I came to the first meeting not quite sure what to expect. The session was run by the interim director; a young athletic fellow with the characteristic little goatee common today. He was teaching on the tenets and factions of Islam. Very comfortable with speaking to the group, he was articulate and poised.
In the following weeks, I was trying to get a feel for the group and if it was a good fit for me to serve here as director. It became evident that this young man, Jordan Slusher, was a significant player in the group. Week after week as I watched Jordan co-lead and teach, I was more and more impressed. I commented to my wife, “The more I get to know this kid, the more impressed I am.”
I was still getting to know Jordan, when we lost him. No, not lost…as someone at the funeral said, “You cannot call someone lost, if you know where they are.” He was received into the embrace of the Savior following a hiking accident on June 9, 2012. I knew he was an exceptional young man, but I didn’t know the half of it. Here is some of what I received from our Ratio Christi Student President: