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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.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with what’s going on in our ministry.


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. Every Thursday at 12pm at Cabell Library (VCU) and the Commuter Lounge (VUU).
  • 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, May 1 – Vision Night
    7pm, 1836 Park Ave
  • Fri, May 3 – XAi Game Night
    7:30pm, Globe Classroom 1030J
  • May 6-8 – SICM
    Check out the website for more info.
  • May 24-26 – All Nations
    Check out the website for more info.

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)


(located at Virginia Union)

Ladies Small Groups

Emily & Lilli 

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

Estelle & Imani

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

Jewelle & Kendall

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

Emely & Alisha

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

Arline & Faith

Mondays at 7pm
W. Grace South
hopkinslf@vcu.edu (Faith)

Hannah & Brittany

Mondays at 3pm
Cabell Library
hannahgracepalma@gmail.com (Hannah)


Mondays at 7pm
Cabell Library

Jasmine Yanez

(Located at Virginia Union) 

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


Marcus Floyd

Missionary Associate

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

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

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

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

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.