Welcome to RVAXA!

If you are new here and would like to get plugged in, click here to do so!

 

About Us

RVA Chi Alpha is a community of students from universities and colleges in Richmond seeking God together. We want to be defined by this simple statement:

Love God. Love People. Pass it on.

We come from lots of different backgrounds, but the common desire is to love, know, and serve Jesus Christ. Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey — skeptical, questioning, new believer, or long-time follower of Christ — you are welcome here.

Calendar

Take a look below at what’s coming up on Chi Alpha’s calendar.

Every Week:

  • Prayer. Chi Alpha gathers together from Monday through Friday for prayer. There’s something powerful that happens when we intentionally invite Jesus into our daily routine to pray for our campuses. More details to come soon.
  • Small GroupsThis is the heart & soul of Chi Alpha. Check out the small groups below to see where you’d like to get involved.
  • Wednesday Night Live (WNL). Every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring Semesters at 7pm at 1836 Park Ave. This is where Chi Alpha gathers to worship Jesus, grow in faith, and have fun.

Upcoming Events

  • Wed, Aug 29 – First WNL
    7pm, 1836 Park Ave
  • Fri, Aug 31 – RVA Scavenger Hunt
    8pm, 1836 Park Ave | Compete against other groups to complete as many tasks on the list and explore Richmond a little bit!
  • Sept 21 to 23 – Fall Retreat
    Watermarks Camp | Join us for a weekend away from the city where we dive in to relationship with Jesus and others, and in to the Bible! Click here to sign up before the deadline on Sept. 14!
  • Sat, Oct 27 – XAi Bonfire
    5pm, 396 Dorrell Rd, Aylett, VA 23009

Small Groups

Why join a small group? A small group is where community happens. A small group is where you will find guys and girls who will become brothers and sisters to you and, together, you will journey together in discovering who Jesus is.

Each small group will look different, but one thing you can count on is having an encounter with Jesus with people your age who are looking to know Jesus just as much.

Guys Small Groups

King & Noah

Thursday at 7pm
Cabell Library
clarkena2@vcu.edu (Noah)

Alex & Enrique

Tuesdays at 7pm
Cabell Library
alex.rubio511@gmail.com (Alex)

Craig, David, & Jeremiah

Mondays at 7pm
bogertdp@vcu.edu (David)

Marcus

(located at Virginia Union)
floydma@rvaxa.com

Ladies Small Groups

Emily & Lilli 

Thursdays at 7pm
223 S Cherry St
emilyb21@gmail.com (Emily)

Estelle & Imani

Monday at 6:30pm
Cabell Library
avbuereeo@vcu.edu (Estelle)

Jewelle & Daira

Tuesdays at 7pm
1301 W Main St
Jewelle
.williams22@gmail.com (Jewelle)

Emely & Alisha

Mondays at 7pm
pascuale@vcu.edu (Emely)

Arline & Faith

Tuesdays at 5pm
W. Grace South
hopkinslf@vcu.edu (Faith)

Hannah & Brittany

Mondays at 4:30pm
Cabell Library
hannahgracepalma@gmail.com (Hannah)

Jessie

Mondays at 7pm
Cabell Library
mackjr@mymail.vcu.edu

Jasmine Yanez

(Located at Virginia Union) 
yanezjv@rvaxa.com

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesdays, 7pm
1836 Park Ave

We, as RVA Chi Alpha, gather together every Wednesdays at The Chapel to worship Jesus, grow in faith, and have fun!

A typical WNL includes some sort of icebreaker to connect with each other, a time of worship with songs, a message shared by a staff member, guest speaker, or student, and a time of prayer.

In every part of the service, the aim is to learn more about who Jesus is and be challenged to grow. WNL is a fun time of being together as a family, so bring someone with you!

Staff Team

Mike and Jen Godzwa

Directors
mikegodz@gmail.com
jengodzwa@gmail.com

Marcus Floyd

Missionary Associate
floydma@vcu.edu

Born and raised in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Marcus graduated from VCU with a degree in health physical education and exercise science, with a minor in psychology. In his spare time, Marcus likes to go on long distance runs outdoors in nature, learning random facts, and discovering new music.

Allyson Holmstedt

Missionary Associate
apholmstedt@gmail.com

Allyson graduated with a degree in French Studies from American University in Washington D.C.  After living most of her childhood abroad, she has a love of culture and history from around the world.  It is fitting that she loves international students!  Allyson and her husband, Nick, moved to Richmond in 2016 to complete her campus ministry internship. Allyson joined the staff team to specialize in XAi, and Nick works at CoStar as a programmer.  On the weekends, they love spending time with their puppy, Lyza, and playing board games with friends.

Hannah Palma

Missionary Associate
hannahgracepalma@gmail.com

Hannah graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Information Technology. Though she graduated as a Hokie she will always feel at home in Richmond. She loves jamming out to music, enjoys a good meal, and loves a good cup of coffee.

Jasmine Yanez

Missionary Associate
yanezjv@rvaxa.com

After graduating with a degree in health, physical education and exercise science from VCU in 2016. Jasmine loves living in the city and has made Richmond her home. She enjoys learning about different cultures, trying new foods, exploring new places and making hand-made crafts.

Jessie Mack

Missionary Associate
jessiemack96@gmail.com

Jessie was born and raised in Northern Virginia but moved to Richmond in 2014. Jessie graduated from VCU with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She loves baking, petting all the dogs she can, and exploring the city.