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.

VISION

It is our desire to introduce UND students to a relationship with Jesus Christ by:

 

Prayer

Communication with God

 

Worship

Expressions of thanks through word, music, and service

 

Fellowship

Community of students developing quality relationships

 

Discipleship

Learning about Jesus and following His example

 

Mission

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

 
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meet the

TEAM

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. They will also be welcoming a baby through adoption this fall!

 

This will be their seventh 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 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. 

MICHAELA MOEN

UND Chi Alpha Small Groups Director

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 four years, three as a student and one as an intern. This will be her first year officially on staff with us!

 

God changed her life through the community of Chi Alpha and wants to see every student, of every background, reached for Christ. Michaela has been a stellar small group leader through her time with Chi Alpha and will head up our small groups this year!

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 second 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 (2 year old), they will pour into the students and make an impact for the Kingdom.

meet the

STUDENT OFFICERS

Emily Skaare

Student President

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.

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. 

 

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.

Carter Kindel

Student Treasurer

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!

 

meet the

CMIT INTERN

JUDAH NEGRON

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 for his second year.

 

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.

 

Fall + Spring Services

 

Wednesdays at 8:00pm

Freedom Church 

308 Demers Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58203

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