Who We Are

Nick Petrusha, Campus Director

Contact Nick at: nick@helenaxa.com

Haylee Petrusha

Contact Haylee at: haylee@helenaxa.com

Haylee and Nick both graduated from Carroll College in 2011. Haylee graduating in psychology and playing volleyball and Nick graduating in education and playing football. They have been the campus directors for 6 years. They felt God’s calling into campus ministry to change the university, marketplace and the world for Jesus. Haylee is passionate about using horses to help people in their relationship with God. Nick’s passion is helping boys become men of God. Haylee enjoys horses and a great movie, Nick enjoys hunting and fishing and Vera enjoys a good book and great food.

Brielle Bumgarner

Welcome to the team, Brielle!

Tim Pays

I am originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, but moved to Helena to go to Carroll on a football scholarship. God transformed my life during college with the help of Helena Chi Alpha and a few obedient Christians that showed me what it looked like to serve God with all my heart. Now, I long to show the next generation what it looks like to serve God! I enjoy anything outdoors! Camping, fishing, boating, basketball, and hiking are just a few of my favorites.

Todd Pays

I came to Carroll to play football and study civil engineering, but God had so much more in His plan. Through Helena Chi Alpha, I was discipled and grew in my faith. The lens through which I look at life has changed and I hope to lead other students to live a life through a lens of faith as well! I love competition, the outdoors, and good food. I’m excited to meet new people and to experience life with the students God crosses my path with!

Sierra Pays

Welcome to the team, Sierra!

Discover our Core Values

These core values represent Chi Alpha Campus Ministries’ most deeply held beliefs. They serve to guide our decisions, our leadership practices, and our community life. All our organizational actions will reflect these core values.


Community is a covenantal value shaping our mission to the university, and our priority to come together for biblically commanded action. The salvation of Jesus offers the forgiveness of sins and the incorporation into the people of God. As a collegiate community we are to be “salt and light” showing to the world what it means to authentically love God and one’s neighbors to become servants themselves.

God is first revealed in Scripture as a creative God. We are committed to achieving commitment that appreciates the proven with an adaptive open eye to what He has in store today and beyond.  His Spirit will release to us new ways, ideas, and plans.

A diverse community reflects a reconciliation of students to Jesus across all campus demographics. Each student possesses unique gifts, and we seek to encourage their full implementation in the community. We also accept diverse methods and approaches to ministry. We celebrate these unique ministry expressions as the demonstration of what God is doing on our campuses and encourage their effective application.

Striking performance, exceptional virtue, and continuous improvement exemplify excellence. Excellence goes the “second mile” by doing the best possible job. It calls out of us far more than we can possibly imagine. Excellence guides how we make significant choices. It causes us to discover our true God-given capabilities. Excellence depicts our approach to leadership, work, organization, and our life together.

Integrity describes the state of sound moral uprightness. It is characterized by honesty, truthfulness, respect, and sincerity. Integrity in its simplest biblical definition means wholeness or completeness. Integrity invites oneself into a partnership with the Holy Spirit. This fosters an atmosphere of credibility and plausibility among those to whom we minister and within our communities on campus. Integrity promotes long-term success.

Servant-leadership is a practice that places the good of those led and their progressive maturity over the self-interest of the leader.  It shares power and status for the sake of the common good of each individual and the community. Its chief motive is to serve-first, as opposed to lead-first. The final goal is to empower others to become servants themselves.