Retreat this fall!

What: Chi Alpha Campus Ministries/College-Age Retreat, hosted by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Ministry Network’s Chi Alpha, an event for Chi Alpha students, and others ages 18-25. Though young adult pastors and leaders are welcome to come, group attendance isn’t necessary and those 18-25 are most welcome to register on their own.
When: Sept. 28-30, (the first service begins at 8 pm Friday, Sept. 28 and the retreat concludes after the Sunday morning service on Sept. 30). This event includes 4 services with worship and an amazing speaker, breakout sessions and group activities and community mealtimes.
Where: Bongiorno Conference Center, 430 Union Hall Road, Carlisle, Pa.
Speaker: The speaker for our inaugural retreat, Nichole Schreiber, is pastor of Erie First, co-pioneeering pastor of Edinboro Chi Alpha and former PennDel Network Chi Alpha Representative. She’s a dynamic communicator, all-in follower of Jesus, and connects well with Chi Alpha students and young adults in that age range.
Cost: $49.99 for university students and others ages 18-25; cost for leaders is in the dropdown below.
Directions for registering:
1. Choose the option that applies to you (all options include services, activities, food and lodging; dorm lodging does not include linens, so bring a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket and a towel).
2. Proceed to view your cart and fill in registration and payment information.
3. You will receive an email receipt which is your registration confirmation.

Chi Alpha Retreat

  • Choose the option that applies to you (all options include services, activities, food and lodging. Dorm does not include linens, so bring a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket and a towel. Motel rates are based on double occupancy rooms.
  • Please enter a value between 18 and 25.
  • $0.00
  • American Express

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 – Joel Schreiber
Phone: 814.449.9400

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

EDINBORO, PA – Joel Schreiber
Edinboro University

Phone:  814.449.9400

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Paul Waldecker
Penn State University
Phone: 814.238.3800

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
University of Pittsburgh
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