Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: David Weiser

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
When it comes to Chi Alpha alumni in the marketplace, David Weiser is on the cutting edge. A software engineer, David received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming in 2005, and his Master’s from Wyoming in 2007. He currently lives and works in the Seattle area with his wife Shelly and their four young children. David has also been serving on the founding committee for the National Chi Alpha Alumni Association. He shares how Chi Alpha…

White Noise

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
Winter has arrived in South Texas, which means I can finally turn off the air conditioner. I’ve taken to the habit of playing a white noise track, to substitute for the familiar droning of the compressor battling the pesky heat and humidity. Everything is drowned out and I slip into a restful slumber each night in preparation for another day’s adventures. The other night, however, the battery on my Bluetooth speaker died and I woke up to an uncomfortable silence.…

Conformation

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
The third stage of diversity development is Conformation. We want to look like the campus (formation), so the campus, through this representational community, can see Jesus. In other words, we represent the campus, so we can represent the Lord to the campus. This is the original purpose of humanity, to be God’s image in the world. Thus, we need to be conformed to the image of Christ individually and as a community (Rom 8:29). Like the multitude in Rev. 7,…

Alumni in Leadership Spotlight: Belkis Lehmann

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni and Diversity
Belkis Lehmann (nee Garcia) has been a leader in Chi Alpha since she was a student at Florida International University in Miami. In her second semester at FIU, she started a Chi Alpha group on campus. After graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, she married her husband and ministry partner Steve, and together they served as Chi Alpha leaders at Eastern Michigan University. They now live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with their two children, Sofia and Gabriel.…

Delivered From Evil

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble (Prov 16:4). Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart. Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”…

Can't Hold Back

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You…

Alumni in Leadership Spotlight: Stefanie Chappell

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Stefanie Chappell came to Christ through the Chi Alpha ministry at University of the Pacific in California. She graduated in 1990 with a double major in Pre-Law and Psychology. During the past 25 years, Stefanie has served in a variety of positions at all levels within Chi Alpha. Now she is joining the National Chi Alpha leadership team by stepping into the position of National Field Director. Stefanie enjoys spending time hanging out at coffee shops, having dinner with friends,…

Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Jonathan Sixtos

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Chi Alpha alumnus Jonathan Sixtos graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2012 with a Bachelor of English degree and minor in Psychology. Following graduation, he began his career in Education, becoming an English teacher at Victoria East High School. In 2014, Jonathan earned the distinguished honor of being named a semi-finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year! He shared the experience of receiving the award, and how Chi Alpha helped prepare him to reach the students in…

Alumni in the World Spotlight: Steve Kramer

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Just keep saying ‘Yes’ to Jesus and you will live a life beyond your wildest imagination. Steve Kramer is a living testimony that God can accomplish His purposes through anyone, regardless of their limitations. Born premature with Cerebral Palsy, Steve overcame many difficulties growing up as a boy. He graduated in 1996 from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Following graduation, he worked for two years as a TV news anchor in Oregon, but felt God…

Alumni on Campus Spotlight: Bryan and Hannah Bessette

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Bryan Bessette graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire in 1998 with a BA in Physical Education. While at Plymouth State, Bryan served in the student leadership of Chi Alpha, where he met his wife Hannah, who graduated in 2000 with a BA in Music Education. Bryan and Hannah received a calling to pioneer a Chi Alpha chapter at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, where they have been campus missionaries since 2002. They have been married since…

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