The Classic Model

The Classic model for a CMIT local program is a one campus – one staff team model.  All interns learn and grow on one campus, and relate to each other daily.  The intern goes deep into the culture of one campus and knows one staff team well.  The Classic Model has served Chi Alpha extremely well since the 1970s.

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

This CMIT program has been in existence since 1988. It requires a ten-month commitment (September through mid-June) on the CWU campus. It is designed to train individuals for full-time campus ministry under the supervision of an experienced staff person. It is a time to test your call to campus ministry as well as render service to the work of the Lord for a school year. Thorough biblical education and personal spiritual development is the foundation of this CMIT program.

Michael Mowry

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

The CSU CMIT program’s focus is on training and raising up Chi Alpha personnel in team pioneering, planting foreign campus ministries, and small group based ministry. Whether looking at foreign missions, doing XA with your friends, or just want to gain some more experience in ministry before going into the marketplace we would love to see you at CSU!

Nate Banke

Jacob Graham

Dayton Chi Alpha/Wright State University

Dayton, OH

The Ohio Chi Alpha internship offers a variety of missional experiences across two distinct college settings in the same city under the same staff team—a public university (Wright State University), and a community college (Sinclair Community College). Each intern will be exposed to an established ministry and a ministry on a strictly commuter campus. Each school provides its own challenges and opportunities for learning that will benefit the intern with a wide scope of skills and competencies, alongside character and theological growth.

Steve Brannan

Edinboro State University

Edinboro, PA

Edinboro University is a state school of more than 7,000 students and sits on a beautiful 500-acre campus.  The CMIT program here is an extremely relational ministry experience.  We offer training filled with direct ministry opportunities.  We stress the importance of spiritual growth and personal development as ministry requires and mentor our interns very relationally.  Our model focuses on student leader development emphasizing a passionate pursuit of Christ and responsibility in ministry.

Joel Schreiber

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

Experience significant advancement in apologetic deployment, leadership development, and supernatural empowerment through our distinctive CMIT training. Interact with internationally recognized theologians and apologists throughout our highly relational and intense program designed to train versatile cross-cultural missionaries. Join us on the beautiful campus of Florida Gulf Coast University located in sunny Southwest Florida as we minister to one of the fastest growing college campuses in the U.S.

Chris Wheeler

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

Idaho State University is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains making ISU a magnet for those who love the outdoors. Pocatello, Idaho is consistently voted in the top ten outdoor cities in the country because of its unique proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Idaho wilderness, and the Utah National Parks make it a launching point for  adventure.
Chi Alpha was established more then 20 years ago at ISU and has been sending interns into missions and the market place for over a decade. Interns receive a unique ministry perspective at ISU and learn to work as a team member as they are fully included and engaged in every aspect of the ministry. Our goal is to tailor the internship experience for each unique person God sends our way. We believe each person brings a set of gifts and has a specific calling from the Lord. 
Our ministry is centered on life-on-life discipleship, is small group centric, and team oriented. If you’re ready to reconcile students to Christ, raise up disciple makers, and are in for an adventure in the Rockies, then we would love to have you be part of the team.

Daniel Miller

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

A description is pending. Please contact the one of the missionaries below for more information.

Andy Estrella

Kristine Carlson

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM
The internship at New Mexico State University has a pioneering focus.
It is our goal to expand our interns capacity and competency with the skills to start something from nothing. We do this by focusing on theological literacy, discipleship skills, leadership development, and cultivating team cohesion.
If you are looking to develop skills to pioneer a Chi Alpha, or enhance your own team member abilities, this is the internship for you.

Taylor Cruz

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

NCSU Chi Alpha will provide interns an excellent experience as they work and learn alongside our team of veteran ministers. Interns will be stretched, challenged and equipped to become wiser and stronger as ministers of the gospel. Our aim is to produce self-aware, strategic and servant-hearted leaders. Each intern will receive personal attention from a pastoral supervisor and receive hands on training in areas like small group discipleship, campus evangelism and missions mobilization. We also offer training for those who are interested in focusing on ministry to internationals.

Gina White

North Dakota State University/Minnesota State University Moorhead

Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN

This CMIT program has a strong emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit and loving people. The ministry here has a three-fold strategy of: strong large-group meetings, relationally-based small groups, and numerous ministry opportunities for students. The program of study also includes theological studies, preaching ministry development, mentoring skills, and personal development. The program will run nine months from mid-June to mid-May.

Brad Lewis

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University is a mountain campus of 22,000 students living at 7,000 feet elevation at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. We have an average of 288 days of sunshine annually.  Mountain biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding are popular activities here along with hunting and fishing.

Our internship is rigorous and challenging, but also a lot of fun. We are a ministry of 100+ students involved in weekly worship and small groups. Our goal is to minister to your whole person while giving you hands on and classroom learning opportunities.

Your primary mission will be to find, feed, and fight for a small group of your own while learning theology, preaching, and all aspects of campus ministry in a round table discussion format. You will participate in weekly morning prayer at our building and weekly outreach on campus in various settings.

You will receive one-on-one mentoring from a veteran staff member and participate fully in our weekly staff meeting. You will plan and lead a spring break missions trip either in the U.S. or overseas, depending on your experience. Our long term goal is to plant Chi Alphas on the unreached campuses in the expanses of the west.

Ryan Ribelin

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

The CMIT program at Oklahoma State University-Chi Alpha (OSUXA) provides an opportunity to prepare to fulfill God’s call on your life as a campus missionary.

Evangelism is a strong focus of this chapter, and as a CMIT you will learn creative strategies for outreach.  You will hone your personal skills in sharing your faith, making disciples, and learning to minister cross-culturally in spirit-led and pragmatic ways.

Your primary training will take place at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1890, OSU is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational, public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus.  OSU Students come from all fifty states and over one-hundred nations around the world.  You may also gain experience ministering in a nearby community college and HBCU environment.

The staff of OSUXA is diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, and educational background. With a Biblical culture of leadership, at OSUXA you can learn from women and men with the heart and skills to take their experience and knowledge and “entrust [it] to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2).  Our staff and student leadership team is a tightly knit family committed to your development as a leader.

At OSUXA, we desire our interns to become proficient in God’s Word, learning to see things from His perspective.  We will encourage you to cultivate godly principles, develop your Christian life, and minister to university students as you persevere to become like Christ.

Destry Dobbs
Office Phone: (405) 372-6504
Cell Phone: (212) 729-3519

John Deisher

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

An unbroken call reeks of ambition.

Moses had a divine call, but until he was broken his call left murder and shame in his wake.

David had a divine call. In a time of unbrokenness, he left murder and shame in his wake.

A divine call is a gift to the world. An unbroken will is it’s curse.

Wherever ambition is leading you, pride will encourage you.  Where the Spirit leads humility will enable you to follow.

Samuel Brengle, in a basement, blacking boots after entering the Salvation Army’s internship thought “Lord, did I leave my excellent ministry, and my wife waiting for my return to just follow my fancy?  Is there nothing more significant for me to do than to black boots?”

The Lord reminded Samuel that Jesus left heaven and happily washed His disciples’ feet.

At Texas A&M University with it’s 60,000+ students and expensive $100,000+ academic degrees, brokenness and humility are essential to winning Texas’ Elite to abandoned love and service for Jesus.

Do you have a divine call?  If the Spirit leads you here, be prepared to be tested in Brokenness!

Eli Stewart

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

A description is pending. Please contact the missionary below for more information.

Nick Hester

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

Come to sunny, beautiful San Diego to take part in a growing movement focused on leadership development, creative evangelism and pioneering more Chi Alpha’s as part of a team. You’ll get to learn from a team that includes a campus pastor with a PhD in theology, a veteran of 30 years in international student ministries, and a soul care guru. You will be invested in personally and learn to function in and lead a thriving team toward a Kingdom sized vision.

Brandon Kertson

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

It’s Hawg-Wild Missions at the University of Arkansas! Here we focus on training interns who want to walk onto a campus and create something from nothing. Our program focuses on mentorship. We provide hands-on, practical ministry and lots of time with the senior campus pastor. Each week there are approximately 120 students in our main meeting and 140 in cell groups. We have a strong focus on cell (small group) multiplication.

Ronnie Hoover

Lesa Petty

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Duluth, MN

A description is pending. Please contact the missionary below for more information.

Dan de la Forest

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS

The University of Mississippi, “Ole Miss,” is Mississippi’s largest university. In Oxford, MS you will find a beautiful campus, SEC football, and a thriving Chi Alpha group. God is doing amazing things here! Chi Alpha at Ole Miss is strong in discipleship and leadership development, racial reconciliation, and has a culture that is marked by transparency and encouragement. Our CMIT program places an emphasis on pioneering and mentorship, with lots of time with the campus directors who are passionate about training up new Chi Alpha directors and support staff. We provide practical ministry experience and a systematic approach to ministry. When you complete our CMIT, you will be equipped to walk onto a campus and create something from nothing. Chi Alpha in Mississippi is relatively new, so you will not only be involved in training to pioneer a single university, but you will also  have first hand experience pioneering an entire state–the Assemblies of God Mississippi District. Check out our website or our Facebook page!

Mack Clements

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont is nestled between the beautiful Green Mountains and the shores of Lake Champlain, and it is home to nearly 13,000 students. Burlington is not only the birthplace of Ben and Jerry’s, but it was also named by Barna as the second most post-Christian city in America. Vermont is consistently ranked as the least churched and least religious state in the nation. Northern New England is home to more than 90 universities and colleges, yet fewer than 25 have any Christian ministry presence.

UVM’s CMIT program will challenge you through theological studies, practical ministry skill development, and character formation. Our goal is to prepare missional leaders to serve in the post-Christian context of New England and the Northeast.

Joe Gavin

Mark Hoffman

Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA

A description is pending. Please contact the the missionary below for more information.

Anthony Saladino

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

The CMIT at WSU is one of the new kids on the Chi Alpha CMiT block, but, we have a history of raising up Campus Missionaries who have ended up making Chi Alpha a career.  Our goal is to raise up leaders who will be challenged to grow in their understanding of calling/vocation as well as in their own faith, all in the context of Community.

Interns will be infused with the Chi Alpha Culture, experience rigorous training in theology, pastoral and biblical studies and practical ministry skills. Each intern will meet weekly with a veteran campus missionary, prepare and lead students on either a domestic or foreign missions trip, co-lead a small group of WSU students and be a part of weekly staff decisions that will lead Chi Alpha@WSU into the future.

Steve Barke

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale XA offers the only internship on an Ivy League campus. Interns will experience their apologetic being sharpened and a broadening of their evangelistic potential. YXA is an ethnically rich community which provides cross-cultural ministry to future world changers. Our goal is to offer the best preparation needed to launch interns into future leadership on campuses across New England and around the world. Missionaries moving to Europe without previous campus ministry experience would benefit from our program.

Sarah Malcolm

The Hub Model

The Hub Model for a CMIT program is a multi-campus, multi-staff team model.  One campus hosts the CMIT director and serves as the central and administrative Hub, while additional campuses serve as satellite sites.  Interns are placed on different campuses and come together regularly for classes and district events.  This model was first pioneered in urban Chi Alpha ministries over ten years ago.

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State is a freshly pioneered non-traditional campus in Georgia. You’ll be given a well-rounded learning experience in theology, relational ministry, and the basics of Classic Chi Alpha with emphasis on discipleship, strong Fall Outreach, student leadership development, prayer, missions, and fellowship on a growing state school campus with a blend of residential students and a large population of commuters. During your training, you’ll hear from our talented Chi Alpha staff from all over Georgia and get a chance to look into what Chi Alpha looks like at a large flagship school, on urban campuses, and at a large regional campus in a small college town.

Ouida Bradford

Satellite Campus

Troy University
Justin Felch

Denton XA

Denton, TX

“XA Denton” is the collective term for Chi Alpha at two local universities—The University of North Texas, a large state university of 37,000 students, and Texas Woman’s University, a predominantly female school of around 13,000 students. Chi Alpha has a local presence on each campus, but cooperates as one in most aspects of ministry.

The XA Denton CMIT program is designed to impart Christian leadership to those who sense the Lord’s call to vocational ministry on the college campus, overseas missions, or in the local church. Each intern will be given leadership responsibility as they are empowered to lead clusters of small groups in building community, creative outreach, and pastoral care. XA Denton interns are mentored in their growth of personal discipleship, evangelism, theology, spiritual disciplines, cross-cultural missions, as well as a holistic pastoral mindset.

Matt Liberio

Hub Campus

Stephen F. Austin University
Derrick Jackson

Mountain State – Fairmont State University/West Virginia University

Fairmont, WV

Nestled in the southwest corner of the Northeast these two very different campuses comprise the Mountain State CMIT program. Our primary desire is to grow teams of workers for campus missions for Jesus’ harvest field in the Northeast. Fairmont State is a 4,000 student commuter school. West Virginia University is home to nearly 30,000 students and is the flagship state school. The two cultures are very different, but the two teams share the CMIT training experience, as well Leadership and Fall retreats. Small group discipleship, relational evangelism, and a missions trip experience form the core of the intern’s hands-on experience, in addition to a strong connection and service to our local churches.  Theological studies, preaching labs, and practical/pastoral ministry training provide the “why” for “what” our interns, staff and students do.  Additionally, each intern is mentored by an experienced staff person throughout the early-August to late-May internship.  “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Join us to reach the most strategic campuses of the most strategic mission field in the world.

Matt Sprenger, Fairmont State, Northeast Area Director

Sarah Halbert, CMIT Administrator, Fairmont State

Satellite Campus

West Virginia University
Jordan Goodie

Katy Sombrio, CMIT Administrator


The Indiana CMIT program is a state wide collaboration which specializes in developing pioneers. Interns will receive hands on experience in all areas of campus missions, including discipleship, strategic thinking, and theological development. Our staff is committed to seeing you develop into the unique leader God has gifted you to be. Currently our program begins in August and runs until May.

Derek Britt

Satellite Campuses

Ball State University
Joshua Boman

Indiana University
Derek Britt

Purdue University
Linda Seiler

Tiffany Patterson

Louisiana Diversity Project

Lafayette, LA

The Louisiana Diversity Project is a combination of the best in campus ministry that the state of Louisiana has to offer. Every campus missionary in Louisiana will be a part of your training! You will be challenged in the areas of theological studies, practical ministerial skills, and character development. You can choose what campus you want to experience your practical ministry training. We offer everything from private urban to small state residential campuses. You will be exposed to African-American ministry, international student ministry, athletic ministry, and a variety of evangelistic outreaches and growing small group ministry.

University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Heather Higgins

Eric Treuil

Satellite Campuses

Louisiana State University
Jonathan Buras

Louisiana Tech University
Jennifer Weiss

McNeese State University
Anthony Jones

Nicholls State University
Cecil Ellis

Tulane University
Matthew DeGier

Michigan Hub Model/Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan CMIT program is a state wide collaboration offering you opportunity to grow in multiple venues as you prepare to do campus ministry. Our heart is to prepare you to reach the diverse campus you will be placed at as well as reach the diverse cultures that accompany these establishments. The main hub is located at Eastern Michigan University in southeast Michigan with campuses, like University of Michigan, being added to enhance the experience and opportunity for growth in ministry. This internship provides training in theology and ministry, and will give you great opportunity for personal development and empowerment as you pursue God’s call on your life.

Sarah Jackson

Garry Miller

Satellite Campus

University of Michigan
Nino Guarisco

NorCal/Nevada Hub Model

We offer a district-wide internship experience on world renown universities. Our district Chi Alpha team has an amazingly deep bench of leaders who desire to pass their legacy on to a new generation of leaders. We’ve been praying that the Lord of the Harvest would raise up laborers for this harvest field, and you might be the answer to our prayers. We invite you to join us in this worthy cause.

Stanford University
Glen Davis

Satellite Campuses

California State University – Sacramento
Jimmy Homeier

California State University-Stanislaus and the University of California-Merced
Jeremy Anderson

University of California-Davis
Will Klier

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

The CMIT program at SHSU is designed to give interns a well-rounded experience in campus missions, with a program stressing hands-on training in small group discipleship, international student ministry, and with missions trip planning experience. Also included in the program is theological study geared toward both personal and preaching opportunities in church and large group campus settings. Our emphasis in ministry at SHSU is relational evangelism. This is an excellent training ground for learning how to relationally pioneer and build other campus ministries.

Eli Gautreaux

C.S. Robinson

Satellite Campuses

Rice University
Joshua Bell

University of Houston
Matthew Hoogendoorn

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

The AK-XA Campus Ministry-in-Training (CMIT) Program is a ten-month program designed to train and equip individuals for vocational campus ministry. This ministry experience is a combination of directed Biblical study, practical ministry experience, and mentoring by experienced campus ministers. Our desire is to entrust principles of ministry to faithful interns who will be trained to reach others. Our purpose is to make disciple makers who will be sent out into Alaska communities and the world. 

Paul Burkhart

Lindsay Welch

Satellite Campus

University of Alaska-Anchorage
Steve Pavek

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

The University of Central Arkansas is a primarily residential campus of 13,000 students. The DNA of the Chi Alpha here is marked by intimate discipleship, sacrificial prayer and fasting, and a deep desire to care for the poor and oppressed. CMITs will be challenged to a holistic approach to life and ministry. Discipleship, theological study, physical fitness, preaching, teaching, a healthy marriage and family, spiritual disciplines, and a deep revelation of the Father’s heart are just a few of the things you will experience during your time at UCA.

Matt Carpenter

Satellite Campuses

Arkansas Tech University
Pierce Williams

University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Cody Griggs

University of Texas-San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

The CMIT program at UTSA is a ten-month program designed to train and equip individuals for a lifetime of ministry. This ministry experience is a combination of Pastoral and Biblical study, practical ministry experience, and mentoring by experienced campus ministers with a heavy emphasis on small group discipleship. The components that drive our program are Gospel Proclamation, Mission, Serving the Church and Discipleship.

Our desire is to entrust principles of ministry to faithful interns who will be trained to reach others. We also place a priority on equipping marketplace ministers and missionaries to serve the Local Church.  Our purpose is to make disciple-makers who will be sent out to win the lost to Jesus both on the college campus and in the world. 

Johnny Hauck

Hub Campuses

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
William Robinson

Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Sean Waters

Texas A&M University Rio Grande Valley
Daniel Young

University of Texas at Austin
Kelly Brown

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

UVA is the largest and most influential Chi Alpha group in the Northeast region. As staff, the most important gift that we can give to a CMIT is our lives. In relationship with you, we will be sharing the real nature of our walk with Jesus and our service to Him. We will invite you to know us and grow with us. At Chi Alpha at UVA, we seek to train leaders and point them in the direction of Northeast Chi Alpha ministerial openings.

Pete Bullette

Josh Moran

Satellite Campus

Virginia Commonwealth University
Mike Godzwa

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

The WWU Campus Missionary In Training (CMIT) internship was the first in Chi Alpha. It is known nationwide for its educational excellence, creativity, and guided learning experiences.   The internship offers graduate-level experience in Biblical/Pastoral Studies, Theology, Pastoral Care, and Preaching. At the same time we mentor each intern personally through one-on-one 10 month relationship with an experienced Chi Alpha pastor.  The education of the intern’s mind, nurturing of deep spiritual ethical character, and the development of effective mentoring (one to one and small groups) and evangelistic skills  that’s what the internship is all about. We offer a “traditional” as well as specialized internships that focus on “Chi Alpha International Ministry” and “Community College Ministry.” Each intern participates fully with our staff in the oversight of one of the larger Chi Alphas in the nation. The WWU Hub internship has had over 290+ interns successfully participate in the program.

Brady Bobbink: Internship Director

David Knebel: Associate Internship Director

Jonathan Lytle: XAi Director

Kelsey Roth: Office Administrator

Satellite Campuses

Skagit Valley College
Johanna Vicklund

Whatcom Community College
Joey Kelly

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