Building a Citywide Community of Authentic Student Disciple-Makers.
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.
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 in the city’s University Village by UIC with their son, Cameron (left) and Ethan (right).
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.
Luke & Tricia Turley
Missionary Interns*, Loyola University Chicago
Luke graduated from Loyola University in 2014 where he was a key leader in XA. 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. They live on the city’s north side with their son Thomas Dietrich.
Missionary Intern, Saint Xavier University
Justin is a 2016 graduate of Indiana State University where he was involved in Chi Alpha. He serves as a missionary intern at Saint Xavier. Justin’s passions include evangelism, prayer, worship, and building a Spirit-filled community in the city.
Missionary Intern*, Columbia College Chicago
Erika is a 2016 graduate of Indiana University where she was involved in Chi Alpha. She serves as a missionary intern at Columbia College.
Missionary Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago