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
Choose one or two to pray for as they head into 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*, Lissette Santiago, University of Vermont. Adam & Ellynn Koelsch (formerly of Brown U.), Mark & Sue Hoffman (formerly of Valley Forge Christian College), and Sydney Stanley (formerly of Western Washington U.) are raising their budgets to join the UVM team in 2016.
Bryan and Hannah Bessette*, University of New Hampshire
Eric & Sara Lovejoy*, Plymouth State University (NH)
Mac & Mindi Holderfield*, raising their budget to pioneer Chi Alpha at the University of Maine in 2016
Duane Stiles*, University of Maine – Fort Kent (Duane is a local pastor)
Gene & Lynn Breitenbach*, Thomas & Cassie Van der Laan, Boston University
John & Lynne Michaelson*, Brown University
Shane and Treva Adams*, Dan & Elizabeth Johnson, Peggy Belanger (volunteer), The University of Massachusetts
Gil & Lindsay Banton*, Dorliza Copa, University of Connecticut
Rob & Sarah Malcolm*, Seth & Brooke Collins, Yale University
Dr. Andy Cunningham*, Yale University (Focus on International Students and Scholars)
Carl & Christine Nalbandian*, Bill Walsh, Rowan University (Carl is a local associate pastor)
Brian & Michele Adams*, Rutgers University (currently involved with their first fall blitz)
Samuel Soto* (Sam is a local A/G pastor), Natasha Rivera (volunteer), Montclair State University
Joel & Nichole Schreiber*, Edinboro University
Nichole Schreiber*, Carnegie-Mellon University
Nichole Schreiber*, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Phil & Valerie McCleod*, University of Pennsylvania
Joe & Heidi Barrale*, Church Mobilizers
Tom & Becky Riegel*, formerly of Penn State University, are looking for a new mission assignment. That also means the Penn State chapter is looking for new staff leadership
Paul Bowman*, University of Delaware (Paul is a local pastor)
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 workers.
POTOMAC (Maryland, Virginia, The District of Columbia, and part of West Virginia)
Stefanie Chappell, Northeast Area Director for Chi Alpha
Matt Sprenger*, Charlie & Claudia Rosser, Sarah Halbert, Jessyln & David Warder, Fairmont State College
Blane & Hannah Young*, Natalie Hill, American University
Pete & Amy Bullette*, Josh & Katie Moran, Josh & Cathy Fairchild, Sarah Moss Fletcher, Rigoberta and Abigail Herrera, University of Virginia
Mike & Jennifer Godzwa*, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bonnie Duncan*, Georgetown University
Stefanie Chappell*, Georgetown School of Medicine
Jordan & Katie Goodie*, Chris Mancillas, Sean & Heather McEntee, Katy Sears, Charles Sombrio, West Virginia University
Greg Smith*, University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Thanks for helping us reach students, train leaders, and influence nations for Christ. Your prayer and financial investment in Chi Alpha will bear 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.ne-incite.com (click on 2014 Live) to listen to the talks, see pictures, and examine resources you may find helpful in your life and area of influence.