For Pastors

The importance of Campus Ministry in Southern New England

Just a few of the reasons why Southern New England is positioned to invest in a unique way on the college campuses:

  • 184 campuses
  • 775,000 students
  • graduates in national & global leadership
  • 3 Ivy League schools
  • NCAA champions
  • 61,700 international students
  • key players in the media and arts
  • the highest ranked campuses in the world.

Why Chi Alpha?
College life is a unique four year experience. Students step away from the comfort of home and embark on a journey that can often feel lonely and foreboding. Chi Alpha is there when students arrive to provide a space for spiritual growth, leadership development, and community so that students not only thrive on campus, but offer hope to their peers.

Why support local ministries?
Through the prayer support and financial partnership of the churches in Southern New England, you are partnering with XA ministers to write the story God is telling on some of the most influential campuses in the world. We can’t say it enough: Thank you!

If you’re on a college campus, you’re on the culture’s cutting edge. [The campus] is our best leadership development pipeline. By exposing people to the cutting edge of culture where they have to deal with the modern mindset, where they have to deal with non-Christians — that is the best way to develop pastors and lay leaders.

– Tim Keller

Giving to XA
Looking for a way to invest in the strategic ministry of Chi Alpha in Southern New England? Please look for the giving link next to each Chi Alpha missionary that will direct you to the national AG site.


Gene & Lynn Breitenbach

Gene & Lynn Breitenbach have been serving as Chi Alpha ministers to Boston University since 2006. They participated as students in the Chi Alpha ministry at Western Washington before becoming National Evangelists for Chi Alpha. After this assignment they returned to Western Washington and served on staff before coming to Boston, MA. The Breitenbach’s have three children, Laura, Patrick and Aaron.


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Shane & Treva Adams

Shane and Treva have worked with Chi Alpha since 1995. In 2001, they joined the Boston team where they worked on staff with the city-wide director at M.I.T. for a year before launching and directing ministry at Northeastern University as well as overseeing the Massachusetts College of Art ministry. In 2006 they pioneered the Chi Alpha ministry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Shane currently serves as President of The Amherst Project and as a chaplain with the Chi Alpha Ministry at UMass. Shane & Treva have two children, Hannah & David.


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Gilbert & Lindsay Banton

Gil & Lindsay Banton have been Chi Alpha ministers since 2004. After serving as Chi Alpha Directors at Longwood University in Virginia for 8 years, they obeyed God’s call to pioneer Chi Alpha at the University of Connecticut. They moved to CT in 2011 to pioneer that ministry. Along with their children (Emma, Adison, and Benjamin), they love to cheer for the Huskies, be outdoors, find fun coffee shops and eat ice cream.


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Andrew Cunningham

Andrew Cunningham has served as a minister to International students at Yale for almost 20 years. Currently he is the director of Yale International Christian Fellowship which offers an Alpha course each semester. Dozens of post-doc, graduate students and scholars participate in this ministry on a regular basis.


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Rob & Sarah Malcolm

Rob & Sarah are the directors of Yale Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. They have been serving as Chi Alpha ministers for over 10 years in the states and overseas. In 2004, Sarah started the Chi Alpha ministry at University of Aberdeen in Scotland while Rob worked at the local AG church they both attended. They have been living in New Haven, CT since 2011 and have two children, Cameron & Lily.


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John & Lynne Michaelson

John and Lynne Michelson were born and raised in Detroit and Pittsburg, respectively. They met while attending the University of Michigan and were actively involved with the Chi Alpha ministry on that campus. Since then John has completed an M.Div and Lynne, a Ph.D. at MIT. Together they started the Chi Alpha ministry at Brown in 2006. Currently Lynne works as an engineer but continues to volunteer with the Chi Alpha group. John & Lynne have two young kids, Grace and Sam.


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