SIT DOWN WITH STEVE: Satellite High School Alumni Noah Mumme Serves On and Off the Track
By Steve Wilson // August 18, 2021
Mumme was three-time pole vaulting state champ
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Noah Mumme was a three-time FHSAA state champion in pole vaulting while at Satellite High Schoo and was so good that he received a track and field scholarship to the University of South Alabama. But it is what he is doing off the field that makes him stand out.
In 2018 when Mumme arrived on campus at South Alabama, he became involved with an athlete bible study group called Campus Outreach.
When Matt Bolger, a former student-athlete at South Alabama, who is currently involved with campus ministry, asked Mumme if he wanted to go with a group to Puerto Rico on a mission trip, Mumme jumped at the chance.
In Puerto Rico, the group partnered with a local church, giving school supplies to the children. Mumme also enjoyed talking with individuals about their faith.
When talking with Mumme, he was quite honest about whether he could do this or not. At the outset, he was not sure, but he said, “God definitely used me in a good way.”
There were minimal concerns regarding safety. However, the group did talk about specific areas they would avoid. But as Mumme put it, “When it comes down to it, we are preaching the gospel to people, and at the end of the day, it is not about us.” Mumme continued
Our sole purpose was to “spread the good news.”
Mumme enjoyed connecting with those he encountered and said he hopes to stay in touch and possibly return one day.
Noah Mumme is a special young man.
His parents, Sam and Stephanie Mumme have told him since he was a child that if he puts his mind to it, he can accomplish anything. On the athletic field, he was a three-time state champion. Off the field, he is champion as well.