Both graduates of a Central Bible College (Mike 1996, Jen 1997), they completed their campus ministry internship @ Eastern Michigan University in the spring of 1998 and received their national appointment as U.S. missionaries that September. Mike and Jen served as the directors of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at American University from 1999-2014 and have recently transitioned to Richmond VA as the first Chi Alpha missionaries in the city to direct Chi Alpha at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mike and Jen were both ordained with the Assemblies of God in May of 2003.
Mike enjoys watching Yankees baseball, and he finished his 8th marathon in November of 2014. Jen likes reading, hunting for bargains, and hanging out with friends. They both love spending time with their sons Samuel Jaden, Levi Christopher, and Nathanael James.
Ministry in Richmond, VA
“The university is the clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. More potently than by any other means, change the university and you change the world.”
-Dr. Charles Malik
In the fall of 2014 we steppped into our new role as the directors of Chi Alpha @ Virginia Commonwealth University. A school of over 31,000 students, VCU has become one of Virginia’s premier public universities. The Chi Alpha group there has been in existence since the mid-nineties and has been serving 60-80 students in their large and small groups, but they’ve never had a full time Chi Alpha director. We’ll seek strengthen Chi Alpha’s outreach and discipleship culture while expanding the student and staff leadership team. Our long-term plans are to establish an internship training center in Richmond and extend ministry to the major universities in the city and throughout the Northeast.
We believe every member of the campus community deserves to hear the gospel in a relevant way. Through movie discussions, book-tables, contact evangelism, and residence hall presentations, we seek to reconcile the university community to Christ
We believe in the awesome ability of students to lead their peers. That is why we invest in students’ lives to enable them to grow in Christ and minister effectively throughout their years on campus and for a lifetime beyond.
We believe the way of Jesus is better caught than taught. Through serving the needs of others both on campus, in Richmond, and in countries around the world, we spread the love of Christ in a tangible way.
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6920 Staunton Ave, Richmond, VA 23226