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


Citywide Directors

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

Directors, Northwestern University

Andrew and Kristi are nationally-appointed missionaries serving as directors at Northwestern. They are passionate about serving international students and discipling leaders. Andrew and Kristi have been married since 2006. They live in Evanston with their three children: twin boys, Luke and Caleb, and daughter, Hannah.

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Jorge & Rocio Arévalo

Volunteer Staff, Saint Xavier University

Jorge has been leading Chi Alpha at Saint Xavier University since 2009. He and his wife, Rocio, met in their homeland of El Salvador and have been married since 2014. Jorge and Rocio have a heart to serve in multicultural contexts. Together they have one daughter, Olivia.

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Luke & Tricia Turley

Missionary Associates, Loyola University Chicago

Luke graduated from Loyola University in 2014 where he was a key leader in the XA ministry. Tricia is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. They have been married since 2015, and are passionate about serving together, creatively expressing the gospel, and seeing spiritual awakening through urban campus ministry.

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Justin Morris

Missionary Associate, Saint Xavier University

Justin is a 2016 graduate of Indiana State University where he was involved in Chi Alpha. He serves as a missionary associate primarily at Saint Xavier. Justin’s passions include evangelism, prayer, worship, and building a Spirit-filled community in the city.

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Terrence Obeng

Missionary Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Terrence is the former student president of UIC Chi Alpha. After graduating in 2017 with a degree in Neuroscience, the Lord led her to give a year back to Chicago XA as an MA. She serves as Campus Coordinator for the weekly ministry at UIC. Terrence loves hearing students’ stories, searching the scriptures with them, and sharing in their journeys with the Lord.

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Obse Tesfu

Missionary Associate, Loyola University Chicago

Obse was a key leader for Loyola Chi Alpha as a student. Upon graduating in 2017 with a degree in Biology, she committed to giving a year to serve as a Missionary Associate with Chicago XA. She faithfully serves our Loyola students as well as our citywide community at large. Obse is most passionate about seeing students pursue, engage and experience God on a personal level.

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