As Fesser mentions, his very own family growing up was faced with great need. During this time, he attended church off and on and held a certain awareness of God, but this relationship was built on need Fesser said. It wasn’t until Fesser got married and began working as a paramedic that he encountered God on a new level.
“I was a young paramedic at the time – that was kind of a turning point in my life,” Fesser said. “Instead of coasting through life, I began to get some direction and was able to progressively begin to take God’s word and intertwine it into my life such that it affected my decision making [and] my career choices. So, that’s why I do what I do.”
And Fesser’s life change goes with him everywhere, even to work.
“I am a man of God and I don’t check my faith at the door when I clock in,” Fesser said.
Fesser attributes the way he sees his staff and patients to the way he believes God would see them, and he lets his faith play a role in the decisions he makes. Whether or not he faces times of joy or times of trial, Fesser believes it is important to bring light wherever he goes.
“God is in the business of redemption,” Fesser said. “And so when you see bad circumstances, or bad things, to whatever extent you can, I think we are obligated to try to be agents of redemption to improve that situation a little bit. This environment lends well to that.”
When Fesser began pursuing his career in the medical field, he first earned his EMT and paramedic education at Tarrant County College.
After receiving his education, he began working as a paramedic at MedStar in Fort Worth, then quickly moved to LifeCare in Weatherford where he served for more than 10 years before deciding to go back to school and become a nurse.