The Guiding Coalition is a representative national and field leadership group existing to inform, advise, endorse, and ratify actions/decisions of the Executive Ministry Team.
  • It is comprised of Springfield directors, area directors, specialists, persons nominated to serve, and those elected to serve from each area.
  • Rotating terms will apply.
  • They will meet one or two times yearly.

Paul Austin

Pioneering Director

The pioneering director enhances our culture of local group multiplication through resourcing area and district leaders, training, equipping teams, and coaching pioneers.

Alex Rodriguez

Training Director

The national training director is responsible to establish the core curricula for staff training, preside over essential staff training events, direct the Campus Missionary-in-Training internship program, and oversee the creation of staff training resources for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries.

Joshua Bell

South Central

Steve Brannan

Great Lakes Area Director

Derek Britt


Crystal Martin

Cross-Cultural Missions Director

The national cross-cultural missions director engages students and staff as life-long missional witnesses to cross boundaries of culture, geography, language, nationality, ethnicity, and race. More photos of Crystal and her full bio areĀ available here.

Severin Lwali

XAi Director

The XAi director is the ambassador for international student ministry to Chi Alpha staff, students, and the church at large.

Cynthia Dobbs

South Central

Andy Estrella

Southern Missouri

Sara Good

Southern Idaho

Dan Guenther

Pacific Northwest Area Director

Harvey Herman

Program Director

The program director supervises the core ministry teams that encompass the national Chi Alpha Programme, i.e., training, personnel, field, and cross-cultural missions teams.

James Junior

Pacific Northwest

Todd Lucas

Great Lakes

Nathan Cole

Operations Director

The operations director stewards the day-to-day fiscal and human resources of the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center, ensuring alignment with our mission and vision.

417-862-2781 ext. 1432

Stefanie Chappell

Field Director

The national field director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is responsible to outline and execute our organizational implementation strategy. More photos of Stefanie and her full bio are available here.

Jeff Alexander

People and Health Director

The people and health director facilitates the oversight of personnel and services provided to missionaries and staff through pastoral care.

Kaylene Murphy

Big Sky

Gary Paschal

Conference and Event Specialist

The event and conference specialist serves to plan and resource Chi Alpha gatherings.

Kelly Ribelin

West Coast

E. Scott Martin

Senior National Director

The senior national director of Chi Alpha is the face and voice of Chi Alpha to the campus, Church, and society at large. More photos of Scott and his full bio are available here.

417-862-2781 ext. 1415

Mario Solari

Southeast Area Director
Peninsular Florida

Matt Sprenger

Northeast Area Director

Gina White


Blane Young


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