Dear Friends,

I pray all is going well with you and your families and your ministries to students and young adults. I’m confident the Lord is rewarding or will reward the work of your hands.
There’s exciting news to share! We’re in the process of planning our first Chi Alpha Campus Ministries/College-Age Retreat, hosted by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Ministry Network’s Chi Alpha.
Though, it’s still early, I wanted to let you know basics so you can mark your calendar for this Fall 2018 event. We’re planning the retreat for Sept. 28-30 at the Bongiorno Conference Center, 430 Union Hall Road, Carlisle, Pa., and will be doing our best to keep costs affordable for our students. Along with Chi Alpha students, we wanted to invite others ages 18-25 because there are many that currently don’t have access to a Chi Alpha.
As we pray, we’re confident an event like this one will promote community and provide awareness of what God is doing and wants to do on campuses across our region. And we hope to plant seeds and fan the flames of revival stirring in this generation and celebrate what the Lord is doing on our campuses.
Please be in prayer for this retreat and talk it up on campus and in area churches. We’ll also be in contact for your input and help with this exciting ministry opportunity as we know the success of this first gathering will be because of all of you. First up, we hope to launch our social media presence this week and will be asking for your help in adding students to those groups.

Hi There!

So: We’re Chi Alpha. We’re great, thanks for asking! We don’t have a major – although we are on university campuses all over the world. We’re a network of Christian ministries that look a little bit different on every campus – but here’s what you’re always sure to find: college-age men and women who are at once wrestling to become who they are (through school or work or life experience), and to connect with God. You’ll probably find people who are in all kinds of stages of both pursuits: self-discovery and God-discovery.

If you’d prefer to read more about us, you can dig in to find what we believewhy we existwho we’re sponsored bywhat’s up with our namehow we got here, current (inter)national happenings, and lots of other stuff. But, we’d love to get to the part where we can hang out and be comfortable together – so if you’re ready for that, you might just want to jump to our campus locator to find a Chi Alpha near you. We can’t wait to meet you – awkwardness and all!

The Assemblies of God provides each local campus with support, resources and connectivity to a larger worldwide movement. They also work to equip the leaders of each local XA, both the vocational missionaries associated with each group and the student leaders.


Here is the team that is reaching out through Chi Alpha on the campuses in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Chi Alpha Chapters

District Chi Alpha Representative – Nicole Schreiber
Phone: 814.449.3618

Church-Based Chi Alpha – Joseph and Heidi Barrale
Phone:  717.283.6493

DOVER, DE – Paul Bowman
Delaware State University 

Phone:  302.697.7776

EDINBORO, PA – Joel and Nichole Schreiber
Edinboro University

Phone:  814.449.3618 

Penn State University

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA – Justin and Susie Driscoll
Robert Morris University

Phone: 412.977.2128

NEWARK, DE – Heidi Barrale
University of Delaware

Phone: 717-283-6494

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dr. Philip and Valerie McLeod
University of Pennsylvania
Drexel University          

Temple University
Community College of Philadelphia
Phone:  610.613.5168

PITTSBURGH, PA  – David York
Carnegie Mellon University
Phone:  412.687-3493

Adopt a Campus

School Adopted: Adopted by:
Allegany College of Maryland: Bedford County Everett Assembly of God, Everett, PA
Arcadia University Calvary Assembly of God, Wyncote PA
Carnegie Mellon University Element Church, Millvale PA
Central Penn College River of God, Enola PA
Clarion University Alpha Assembly of God, Clarion PA
Community College of Philadelphia Highway Tabernacle, Philadelphia PA
Delaware State University Calvary Assembly, Dover DE
Delaware Technical Community College Calvary Assembly, Dover DE
DeSales University Epic Church, Bethlehem PA
Dickinson College Bethel Assembly of God, Carlise PA
East Stroudsburg University Innovation Church, Cresco PA
Edinboro University Albion (PA) Assembly of God
Elizabethtown College Living Hope Assembly, Elizabethtown PA
Frostburg State University Cornerstone Assembly of God, Boynton PA
Gannon University Albion (PA) Assembly of God
Garrett College Cornerstone Assembly of God, Boynton PA
Keystone College Crossroad Assembly, Moscow PA
Lehigh University Epic Church, Bethlehem PA
Lock Haven University Echo Hope Assembly, Mill Hall PA
Lock Haven University Jersey Shore (PA) Assembly of God
Lock Haven Clearfield Campus Glad Tidings Assembly, Clearfield PA
Lycoming College Williamsport (PA) Assembly of God
Messiah College Celebration Community Church, Dillsburg PA
Moravian College Epic Church, Bethlehem PA
Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus Innovation Church, Cresco PA
Penn State – Fayette Campus Calvary Assembly of God, Connellsville PA
Penn State-Harrisburg Campus Glad Tidings Assembly, Middletown PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport (PA) Assembly of God
Point Park University Element Church, Millvale PA
Robert Morris University Genesis Church, Coraopolis PA
Salus University Calvary Assembly of God, Wyncote PA
Shippensburg University Life Community Church, Shippensburg PA
Slippery Rock University Hope Fellowship, Slippery Rock PA
Temple University Calvary Assembly of God, Wyncote PA
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Element Church, Millvale PA
The University of Pittsburgh Element Church, Millvale PA
Wesley College Calvary Assembly of God, Dover DE
West Chester University Trinity Assembly of God, West Chester PA
Wilkes University First Assembly of God, Wilkes-Barre PA
Wilmington University-Dover Campus Calvary Assembly of God, Dover DE

More info on Chi Alpha is available at