Welcome to RVAXA!

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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.

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. 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

  • Aug 19  – Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag, 9pm | Monroe Park
    Come play Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag with us in Monroe Park after VCU’s Spirit Walk & Block Party!
  • Aug 21  – XA Cookout & First Look, 6pm | 1836 Park Ave
    What is Chi Alpha? Come join us for dinner and a glimpse into who we are and what we do.
  • Aug 23  – Blowout Bash, 7pm | 813 Grace St
    Inflatables! Popcorn! Cotton Candy! Live music! Join us on the Green Space for some fun and a chance to win some prizes!
  • Aug 28  – First WNL, 7pm | VCU’s Common’s Theater
    Join us for a time of connecting with each other, worship through songs, and hear a message about The Word.
  • Aug 30  – RVA Scavenger Hunt, 7pm | VCU Common’s Theater
    Want to explore the campus and the Richmond area? Bring a group of friends with you to the scavenger hunt and play to win some prizes!
  • Sept 20-22  – Fall Retreat
    Join us for a weekend away from the city to dive in to The Word and community! More info to come. You can register here!
  • Jan 3-5, 2020 – SALT
    Spend a weekend with Chi Alpha’s from all over the region to learn more about Jesus, grow in your faith, make new friends, and even explore DC! More info to come.

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

James & Craig

Mondays at 7pm
spanojl@mymail.vcu.edu (James)

Noah

Mondays at 7pm
clarkena2@vcu.edu

Moises

Tuesdays at 7pm
moisesdavidson5@gmail.com

King, Isaiah & Jacob

Thursdays at 7pm
martinkl8@mymail.vcu.edu (King)

Marcus & Semaj

Virginia Union
floydma@vcu.edu (Marcus)

Ladies Small Groups

Faith

Mondays at 7pm
hopkinslf@vcu.edu

Audrey & Madi

Tuesdays at 6pm
achelci1@gmail.com (Audrey)

Arline & Keila

Tuesdays at 6pm
gomezag@vcu.edu (Arline)

Zoe & Alisha

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
azpoush@gmail.com (Zoe)

Mary, Lilli & Sam

Tuesdays at 7pm
leitchmary0@gmail.com (Mary)

Ashton

Thursdays at 6:30pm
ashton.colbert2015@gmail.com

Gabzy, Kendall & Skylar

Thursdays at 7pm
gabrielle@therinkers.com (Gabzy)

Mallory & Joi

Thursdays at 7:30pm
martinml5@mymail.vcu.edu (Mallory)

Lois, Allyson & Jessie

Fridays at 5pm
Chi Alpha International
akinolals@vcu.edu (Lois)

Arjene & Jasmine

Virginia Union
arjene.k.wilson@gmail.com (Arjene)

Wednesday Night Live

Wednesdays, 7pm
VCU’s Commons Theater 

We, as RVA Chi Alpha, gather together every Wednesdays 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 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 puppies, Lyza and Sally, 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.

Faith Hopkins

Campus Missionary in Training (CMIT)
hopkinslf@vcu.edu

Faith graduated from VCU with a degree in Psychology. She grew up in rural northern Virginia but has always adored the city and loves living in Richmond. She loves flowers, antique stores, and her dogs: Chester, Lester, Sylvester, and Esther.

Noah Clarke

Campus Missionary in Training (CMIT)
clarkena2@vcu.edu

Noah graduated from VCU in spring of 2019 with a bachelors in psychology. He likes playing video games with friends, loves a good meal, and is always down to grab coffee and go record shopping.

Moises Davidson

Campus Missionary in Training (CMIT)
moisesdavidson5@gmail.com

Moises graduated from George Mason with a degree in Communication. He was born in Panama and raised in Northern Va. During college Moises developed a passion for spreading the gospel to college students. Leading him to move to Richmond to complete the Chi Alpha internship. He enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, watching Marvel movies and reading.