Our Mission

Building a Citywide Community of Authentic Student Disciple-Makers.


Our Model

We are one family on multiple campuses across the city of Chicago. Each campus has its own small group communities, but every Friday we all come together for our citywide worship gathering, Thermostat. These gatherings are informal, infused with music and interaction, and cover topics from relationships to the nature of truth. We create opportunities for students to meet God, each other, and real needs.


Our Team


Todd & Shawndra Lucas

Todd, a native Chicagoan, launched Chicago XA in the fall of 2010 on one campus (UIC). As Team Leaders, Todd and Shawndra (May '14) oversee the execution of the citywide vision. They recruit and train our citywide staff and student leaders. Their heart is to see students discipled and released into their God-given calling to be disciple-makers. They live on the city’s north side with their son, Ethan.

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Andrew & Kristi Lundgren

Andrew and Kristi were called into campus ministry in the spring of 2010. They are the Campus Directors at Northwestern University, an academic powerhouse that draws some of the brightest and most influential students from around the world. They have a passion for reaching international students. Andrew and Kristi have three children, Caleb, Luke and Hannah.

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Jorge & Rocio Arévalo

Bi-vocational staff serving at St. Xavier University.

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Justin Morris

Missionary Associate serving at St. Xavier University since fall 2016.

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Luke & Tricia Turley

Missionary Associates serving at Loyola University since fall 2014.

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Terrence Obeng

Missionary Associate serving at UIC since fall 2017.

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Obse Tesfu

Missionary Associate serving at Loyola University since fall 2017.

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