Cynthia Dobbs

Born twelve time zones from her current home in Oklahoma, Cynthia shares a message of hope and encouragement using her understanding and reliance on the Lord forged through unique life-experiences including growing up in India, living away at boarding school, accompanying her diplomat father to America, and adjusting to the ‘Cowboy’ culture of Oklahoma.

Cynthia and her husband Destry lead Chi Alpha at Tulsa Metro Chi Alpha and Cynthia is the cross-cultural missions resource specialist for national Chi Alpha. Destry and Cynthia reside in Oklahoma with their son Obadiah.

Cynthia heads discipleship ministry training for leaders and often speaks at Chi Alpha services. Her thorough study and exploration of Scripture and exegetical approach to sermon-craft challenges groups to dive deeper into God’s Word for themselves.

Severin Lwali

Transitional Stakeholder, XAi Director

Sevo is the XAi director for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. As an international student from Kenya, he attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He worked on campus with international students until coming to the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center.

In Sevo’s current role, he is an ambassador for international student ministry to Chi Alpha staff, students, and the church at large. By moving students from friendship to leadership, Sevo envisions making 100,000 disciples from all nations. Sevo and his wife Kristina reside in Springfield, Missouri with their four children.

Ryota Yogo

Ryota was born and raised unreached by the gospel in a small town in Japan. He came to faith in Jesus through Chi Alpha as an international student at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Upon graduation, he returned to Japan and volunteered with Chi Alpha Japan and his local Assemblies of God church youth group in Tokyo while working full-time in the marketplace for four years.

In 2011, he returned to the US and pursued a M.Ed. in higher education administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), joining Chi Alpha there as full-time staff. His wife Shinobu was also born and raised in Japan, coming to faith in Jesus through the Chi Alpha ministry at the University of Texas in Austin. Ryota and Shin have three young children.

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