During August and the month of September, thousands of college students will converge upon a campus in the Northeast United States. They’ll come from small towns across the region and country, large cities like New York, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver, and hundreds of nations like China, India, Iran, Australia, France, and Russia. As they move into their residence halls, apartments, and houses, the start of the new year will unfold.
Imagine the opportunity the Church has to influence the world for Christ through undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and the faculty that will teach them. Underlined are the 4 main people groups of a campus.
The first few weeks of school are an especially crucial time for freshmen. Decisions made during your first few days on campus have the potential and power to shape your whole college experience. Chi Alpha is there in the midst of this dynamic opportunity. We will help students move into their dorms, shuttle international students to grocery stores, extend friendship by hosting events, and participate in welcome student activities. Most importantly, we’ll be ready to share the love and hope of Christ with anyone we come across.
We need your help! Behind every creative endeavor to meet and build friendship with students, there is a prayer and financial cost. Every root beer float, poster, handout, and gift card, hot dog giveaway, freshman survival kit, and Bible study kickoff requires resources, supplies, and God’s anointing.
Here is a list of the missionaries (and other leaders) who serve in the Northeast United States. Besides their name and campus, I included the district they are located in: NNED = Northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont); SNED = Southern New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island); PENN-DEL = Pennsylvania-Delaware; NEW YORK; POTOMAC = Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and part of West Virginia.
* indicates Team Leaders. # indicates full time missionary staff.
Choose one or two to pray for as they head into a period of summer rest and preparation for what we call the “fall blitz.” Ask the Lord if He would have you send “startup” financial resources their way (if so, contact me and I’ll assist you to get in contact).
Joe & Rachel Gavin*#, Adam Koelsch#, at the University of Vermont.
Mac & Mindy Holderfield*#, Dolan & Molly Ellis#, Chelsey Anderson#, at the University of Maine.
Duane Stiles*, University of Maine – Fort Kent (Duane is a local pastor)
Gene & Lynn Breitenbach*#, Thomas & Cassie Van der Laan#, Boston University
Shane and Treva Adams*#, Dan & Elizabeth Johnson#, Peggy Belanger (volunteer), the University of Massachusetts
Gil & Lindsay Banton*#, the University of Connecticut
Rob & Sarah Malcolm*#, Stevens & Jenna DeJesus#, Jenny Shin#, Bonnie Duncan#, Yale University
Dr. Andy Cunningham*#, Yale University (Focus on International Students and Scholars)
Carl & Christine Nalbandian*#, Bill Walsh, Rowan University
Brian & Michele Adams*#, Rutgers University
Samuel Soto* (Sam is a local A/G pastor), Natasha Rivera (volunteer), Montclair State University
Joel Schreiber*#, Sara Koehler#, Rebecca & Brodon Carpenter#, Allyson Sarring#, Danielle McGahen#, Brianna Brusco#, Alycia Bini#, Edinboro University
David York*, Carnegie-Mellon University
David York*, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Phil & Valerie McCleod*#, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Phil & Valerie McCleod*#, Temple University
Joe & Heidi Barrale*#, Church Mobilizers
Paul Waldecker*, Penn State University
Patricia Wolff*, Jonathan Paredes*, Harrisburg Area Community College
Chow Juan*, Washington & Jefferson College
Tom Reigel*#, University of Delaware
Stephen Jackson*, Robert Morris College (Stephen is a local pastor)
Much pioneering needs to take place in the Empire state, with over a million college students. Pray with us for full time missionary workers.
Giovanni Soto*, Daniel Blydenburgh, Rosalia Erazo, Richard Baldev, State University of New York (SUNY- Stony Brook)
Jared Kobylski*, West Point Military Academy
Craig & Kaitlyn Richey*#, Queens College
POTOMAC (Maryland, Virginia, The District of Columbia, and part of West Virginia)
Matt Sprenger, full-time Northeast Area Director for Chi Alpha
Matt & Heather Sprenger*#, Charlie & Claudia Rosser#, Sarah Halbert#, Jesse Colebank#, Shelby Matteson#, Caitlyn Tobin#, TJ Schaefer#, Raven Thomas#, Fairmont State College
Jessyln & David Warder#, Jon Mitchell#, Frostburg State University (MD)
Blane & Hannah Young*#, Natalie Hill#, American University
Pete & Amy Bullette*#, Josh & Cathy Fairchild#, Sarah Moss Fletcher#, Rigo and Abigail Herrera#, Erin Herman#, Blake & Morgan Thompson#, University of Virginia
Josh & Katie Moran*#, James Madison University
Mike & Jennifer Godzwa*#, Marcus Floyd#, Jasmine Yanez#, Brian & Cecile Adams#, Nick & Allyson Holmstedt#, Virginia Commonwealth University
Blane Young*#, Georgetown University
Charles & Katie Sombrio*#, Chris Mancillas#, Sean & Heather McEntee#, #, Miranda Gable#, West Virginia University
Greg Smith*, University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Jenny McinTosh*, Longwood University & Hampden-Sydney College
Bill Martin*, George Mason University & Northern Virginia Community College
Thanks for helping us reach students, train leaders, and influence nations for Christ. Your prayer and financial investment in Chi Alpha is bearing a huge dividend for God’s Kingdom.
Northeast INCITE (www.ne-incite.com) is the annual staff training event for missionary personnel serving with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in the Northeast United States. Thanks for praying for & financially investing in INCITE.
Go to www.neincite.com (click on 2019 Live) to listen to the talks, see pictures, and examine resources you may find helpful in your life and area of influence.