Wednesdays at 8:00pm

Columbia Hall Rm. 1350



Mondays at 7:00pm

Freedom Church

8 N. 3rd St.
Grand Forks, ND 58203



© 2017 UND Chi Alpha



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

meet the


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 sixth 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.

Mike & Annica Myslinski

UND Chi Alpha XAi Director

Mike (Myz) had his life transformed by Christ during his freshman year at UND. After graduating with his bachelors in Aerospace Science, he felt called to ministry and interned with Chi Alpha. In 2015, he was offered a position to full time staff and married his lovely wife Annica. She’s a hairstylist in downtown Grand Forks, loves ministry and has a huge heart for people.


Together, they love to value, inspire and empower people to live out their destiny in Christ and experience the joy of the Lord. 

Josiah & Kenzie Negron

UND Chi Alpha Campus Pastor

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 their first year as official staff at UND. 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 (1 year old), they will pour into the students and make an impact for the Kingdom.


meet the


Janene Peterson

Student President

I grew up near Minot North Dakota, and am studying chemistry with hope to go to medical school in the future. I was raised on a farm and home-schooled for half of my life.

It was the authentic community in Chi Alpha that initially drew me in and the love of Jesus that made me want to stay. I have a passion for living out Jesus' servant heart and loving those around me. Chi Alpha has been a home and family for me for the past two years, and I have a heart to see every student come to experience this same authentic community through Christ's love.

Bjorn Swanson

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. I currently lead a weekly small group, as well as, serve on the set up team for our weekly services.


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.

Alexa Otto

Student Treasurer

Hi! My Name is Alexa! Yes, I do get taken off guard and confused when someone has an Amazon Alexa.

I am a first year graduate student in Atmospheric Science and have been involved in Chi Alpha since my Freshman year!


I got involved in Chi Alpha through my roommate and its become my family over the last few years. Some things I love are Jesus, spending time with friends and family, hammocking, eating ice cream and horseback riding. 


meet the



CMIT Intern

Judah grew up in Minot, North Dakota and graduated from UND with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has been involved in Chi Alpha as a student for the past four years and will now continue to be involved in the ministry as a CMIT.


Judah says that XA students modeling Jesus in an authentic way is what led him back to Jesus as a Freshman. Judah has a great desire to model Jesus in the same way to UND students and to make connections with students of all nations. All nations, cultures, and tongues will praise God in heaven and Judah is passionate about seeing our XA group look like a little piece of that heaven. Judah feels called to full-time ministry, so his time as an intern with UND XA will be his first step in that calling.


CMIT Intern

Michaela graduated from UND with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She grew up in Monticello, Minnesota with her parents and younger brother. She has been involved with Chi Alpha for the past three years. Michaela grew up attending church regularly, but she says that she didn’t truly know what it meant to fully live her life for Him until going to XA. 


God changed her life through the community of Chi Alpha and wants to see every student, of every background, reached for Christ. Michaela has decided to serve the campus as a CMIT Intern with Chi Alpha and is super excited to see what the Lord has in store for her in this next season.