WHAT WE DO
WEEKLY SERVICE: Every Wednesday at 8pm join us for a time of powerful worship, a relevant message, and an opportunity to connect with friends.
SMALL GROUPS: Our small groups meet together all around campus to discuss the Bible and talk about life. Small groups are where life happens and where you will likely meet some of your very best friends.
AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY: We are more than a ministry - we are a family. We love to have fun, eat food, and do life together. Join us for a campus party, fall & winter retreats, post-service events, pickup sports, or a backyard bonfire.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: Our campus is very diverse. We believe God is sending students to our campus from all over the world to meet Jesus. We love connecting with international friends and frequently have international parties.
MISSIONS ORIENTED: Missions are a big deal to us. We offer an international and a US missions trip option during our Spring Break. We also support and send missionaries all over the world.
COMMUNITY FOCUSED: We love our campus and we love our city! We actively involve ourselves and volunteer on campus. From moving in freshmen to volunteering at the Big Event, we want to enhance campus anyway we can. We also have volunteer opportunities at our local homeless shelter - Northlands Rescue Mission.
It is our desire to introduce UND students to a relationship with Jesus Christ by:
Communication with God
Expressions of thanks through word, music, and service
Community of students developing quality relationships
Learning about Jesus and following His example
Living a life that reflects our relationship with God
“We are therefore ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us. We implore on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."
-2 Corinthians 5:20
Mark & Danielle Erickson
UND Chi Alpha Directors/Lead Pastors
Having found their true passion for Jesus while attending Chi Alpha during their college years, Mark & Danielle both felt the call to become missionaries and share the love and joy they have found.
This will be their eighth year of serving the campus of UND. Their heart is to see the UND students get changed by Jesus Christ, become disciple-makers, graduate with a degree, and pursue the calling on their lives.
Their beautiful baby boy, Ravi Erickson, is already a one year old and has been a blessing to the whole UND XA family.
Josiah & Kenzie Negron
UND Chi Alpha Associate Director
Josiah and Kenzie were radically moved by Jesus during their time in college which led them both to intern for Chi Alpha for two years.
This will be Josiah's first year as Associate Director while Kenzie continues to raise Selah while doing photography full-time and volunteering her time as she can to help this ministry. Both have unique talents for the Kingdom. Josiah, a gifted worship leader, will be heading up our weekly services and discipling the worship team. Kenzie having a creative eye, blesses our ministry with her graphic design and photography skills.
Together with their sweet baby Selah (3 year old), they will pour into the students and make an impact for the Kingdom.
Small Groups Director & CMIT Director
Michaela graduated from UND in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She got plugged into Chi Alpha right away as a freshman and was blown away by the vulnerability that took place in small group. Michaela grew up going to church but had never experienced such authentic community or intentional discipleship before.
She learned what it meant to have real devotion to God, real community with others, and real responsibility (to go out and make disciples of all nations). God changed her life through the community of Chi Alpha, and she is passionate about helping others find Jesus through authentic community and intentional discipleship.
Creative Director & International Student Outreach
Judah Negron is now stepping onto full-time staff in his third year as a missionary. He has a passion for people and a heart for people who feel lonely or worthless.
His favorite verse is Matthew 28:19 which says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” This is his favorite verse because it highlights God’s love for all nations, all cultures, and all people groups; this call to love and reach out to the nations is one of the main reasons Judah has given his life to missions. Judah’s dream is to see the lives of international students transformed by the love of God.
On top of that, Judah enjoys playing soccer, lifting weights, photography, and serving on the worship team on drums or piano.
Pictured is his fiancée, May Morishita, who also volunteers in XA and has a heart to reach internationals for Jesus. This amazing couple is set to tie the knot in the Summer of 2022.
I am a senior studying Chemical Engineering. When I came to UND I was not looking to join a campus ministry, but Chi Alpha attracted me in and I've been able to call it my home for the past 3 years.
Chi Alpha has taught and shown me many things like what intentional friendships look like, how to abide in Jesus daily, and the importance of outwardly loving others just as God loves us. Chi Alpha is my family and we want this family to continue to grow.
Student Vice President
I am from Fargo, ND and am currently a student at UND studying Commercial Aviation. When I came to college I got invested in XA early on and it has been home ever since.
Through XA, I have met lifelong friends that genuinely care me, as well as, challenge me in my faith. The best part about being in XA is growing in faith with others and simply doing life together through its highs and lows.
I was born + raised in Bismarck, ND. I came to UND to pursue a career in dentistry. I found out about Chi Alpha my freshmen year and immediately got involved. God changed my life through the people at Chi Alpha. I found friends who loved and cared about me and welcomed me into their life.
I am going into my third year involved in Chi Alpha and my second year as a student leader. I am excited to show others the same love and have them experience the life change that I had my freshmen year!