MEET OUR STAFF
Edinboro University Chi Alpha was founded by Joel and Nichole Schreiber in 2005. There are over 4,000 students on Edinboro's campus and Chi Alpha is out to serve each and every one of them with the refreshing grace of Jesus Christ.
#JoelsFavs: spending time with his wife and kids, The Office, coffee, camping, hiking, anything outdoors
TJ is from East Springfield, PA. He graduated from Edinboro University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education with a concentration in exercise science. He completed his CMIT and CMIT-e years at Edinboro University and Fairmont State University in West Virginia. He is currently assistant director at Edinboro XA.
“I’ve seen the impact that Jesus has had on countless lives and I believe that God is using Edinboro University to reach the University, Marketplace, and the world.”
#TJsFavs: hammocking, afghan blankets, salt n’ vinegar chips, Parks n Rec AND The Office
Bri grew up in North Washington, PA. She graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in art education and comprehensive secondary english education. A year after graduation, she began her CMIT at Edinboro as well. She is now continuing to work on Edinboro Chi Alpha's staff team.
"I've seen God move through Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and change lives for the better, including mine."
#BrisFavs: painting, reading, fall, & spending time with her nieces and nephews
Kristi was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. She lived in Missouri but spent most of her life in the mountains of northern Arizona. She went to Northern Arizona University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in film in 2017. After which, she went on to complete a two-year internship with Edinboro Chi Alpha.
“Chi Alpha was where my faith became my own.”
#KristisFavs: Taco Bell, watching movies + television, rain, wolves, Dr. Pepper, & Dylan O'Brien
Caitlyn calls Muse, PA home. She is currently studying at Southwestern Assembly of God University while earning her degree in Bible and theology! Caitlyn spent the 2017-2018 school year participating in the Assemblies of God Engage Program—bringing the Gospel of Jesus to the country of Nicaragua. Currently Caitlyn is in the second year of her CMIT (Campus Missionary In Training) program at Edinboro Chi Alpha.
“I have a passion for Chi Alpha because I love discipleship. I love seeing young people discover God and His plan for their life and find His purpose for them!”
#CaitlynsFavs: Dr.Pepper, dangly earrings, giraffes, going to coffee shops, & The Office
Rebecca grew up in Hazleton, PA. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2015 with a bachelor's in library science and from Clarion University in 2017 with a master's in library science. She now completing her CMIT with Edinboro XA!
“I encountered Chi Alpha at the Fall Retreat in 2018 with Faith Assembly of God's young adult ministry and chose to enter the CMIT!”
#RebeccasFavs: dogs, outdoor activities, the Philadelphia Phillies, & Parks and Rec
Eric is from Florence, KY. He graduated from Fairmont State University with a bachelor's degree in architecture and a minor in art history. Currently Eric is spending a year at Edinboro Chi Alpha to complete his CMIT.
“I got involved in XA my freshman year through a guy who lived down the hall. From there the community accepted me in and is what kept me there. Eventually I found Christ myself and have seen others healed, saved, and loved to the point where I decided that I needed to continue doing this for at least one more year.”
#EricsFavs: books, dogs, sports, games, & adventures
Ally grew up in Edinboro, PA. She graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a bachelor's in journalism & mass communications w/ specializations in print and broadcast media. She completed her CMIT (Campus Missionary In Training) program at Edinboro University Chi Alpha in 2015, and is currently in her third staff year.
"God has such a huge heart for college students. Every day I get to witness students having an encounter with Jesus for the first time, and I get to watch students grow roots in their faith walk. There is a huge movement for Jesus taking place on college campuses all across the nation. Lives are being transformed for the Kingdom of God."
#AllysFavs: tacos, cats, walking barefoot in the grass, photography
Sara grew up in Port Allegany, PA. She graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she received both her bachelor's (2014) & master's (2015) degrees in social work. After completing the Campus Missionary In Training (CMIT) program with Edinboro Chi Alpha in May 2016, Sara continued to work with XA on their staff team. She is in her fourth staff year.
"I love watching students fall in love with a God who loves them as they are but also loves them too much to leave them there...He wants to grow them into incredible leaders for this campus & the world."
#SarasFavs: coffee, fuzzy socks, country drives, traveling, & spending time with family/friends
Danni is from Waterford, PA. She graduated from Edinboro University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in individualized studies (psychology/sociology). Danni has remained on staff with Edinboro XA after completing both her CMIT and CMIT-e years here.
"I came to Chi Alpha as a freshman feeling really lost and alone. This ministry radically changed the direction my life was going. I want to give others the opportunity to experience the hope and community that I got to as a student."
#DannisFavs: hanging out with friends, eating pizza, Gilmore Girls, concerts, her dogs/toad/snake
Jonathan calls Bellerose, Queens, NY home! He received his bachelor’s degree in missional ministries with a minor in English from Southeastern University in 2016. He is currently completing his second-year CMIT (Campus Missionary in Training) at Edinboro Chi Alpha.
“I believe that the Gospel breaks down into two components: identity and mission. I have a passion to see students embrace their identity in Christ and the mission to disciple that comes along with it.”
#JonathansFavs: video games, the season fall, chocolate in all its forms, & spontaneous adventures
Kayla is from a small town in West Virginia called Keyser. She graduated with a double major in national security and intelligence/political science from Fairmont State University. She is now completing her CMIT with Edinboro XA!
“I have seen God use Chi Alpha to radically change lives--even my own. I have a passion for befriending and discipling international students to experience different cultures and share the love of Jesus with them. Chi Alpha has given me a great opportunity to meet so many different people from all different walks of life.”
#KaylasFavs: cows, tacos, Sprite, traveling, dogs, & hosting people
Johnnie is from Ratcliff, AR. She graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith with a bachelor's in organizational leadership. She is now completing her CMIT with Edinboro XA.
“I believe in Chi Alpha because it is a tool Jesus uses to, not only introduce young people to the love of God, but it also teaches them how to introduce others to that love. Jesus used Chi Alpha to transform my life, and I believe He will use it in other people's as well."
#JohnniesFavs: pandas, Taco Bell, movie nights, & deep talks
Cody is 26 years old. He graduated from Edinboro University in May of 2019 with a bachelor's degree in human performance. He and his wife, Hannah, live in McKean with their two dogs, Charlotte and Noel.
“I got involved with Chi Alpha in 2011 because my sister and a good friend were attending at the time. I've been a part of XA as a non-student, a student leader, and now an intern.”
#CodysFavs: Marvel movies, Pittsburgh Steelers, being outside, hanging with his wife and dogs, video games, & hunting
James was born in Memphis, TN where he became a Christian at a young age. During high school, a rare disease put him in a coma for 30 days. Though doctors' predictions were bleak, God performed a miracle. Through that experience and his time at Virginia Commonwealth University where he earned his degree, James has received and answered a call to ministry, beginning with his CMIT at Edinboro XA.
“I have encountered the love of God, and I want to share that with the world!”
#JamesFavs: winter, Inside Out, Breakfast at Tiffany's, eating, & spending time with his girlfriend Caitlin and friends