Meet Our Staff
Nick and Haylee Petrusha
Haylee and Nick graduated from Carroll College in 2011 & 2012. Haylee graduated in psychology and played volleyball and Nick graduated in education and played football. They have been the campus directors for 9 years. They felt God’s calling to 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, Vera (5) enjoys a good book and great food. and Daniel (3) loves destroying sandcastles. Luke (7 mo.) loves trying new foods and staying up late.
Katie graduated from Carroll College in 2017 where she also served as a give-a-year with Helena Chi Alpha the following year. Katie is passionate about missions, discipleship, and seeing the Kingdom of God advanced in every nation! This passion led her to pursue mission work full time in India for about 6 months in 2020. Upon her return to the US, Katie shifted her focus to discipling and mobilizing college students by rejoining the Helena Chi Alpha staff team. Katie also has a love for horses and using them for ministry! She currently leads a small group which relates how we partner and communicate with horses to how we establish and pursue partnership and relationship with the Lord!
Todd and Sierra Pays
Todd graduated from Carroll College in December of 2017 and Sierra graduated in 2019. Both had life changing experiences encountering God through Chi Alpha. They have recently returned from a CMIT at Virginia Tech where they also participated in a 3-month outreach in Africa. Now, they work to give students the opportunity to have those same experiences with God during their college years. In their free time, Todd likes anything competitive and Sierra loves getting thrift-scores and participating in all of the creative arts!
Kyle is graduating from Carroll in December 2021 with a math education degree. Kyle has a heart for reaching the football team with the Gospel, and an extra semester of school and football this fall while also being on staff gives him a unique opportunity to make disciples. In his spare time Kyle loves reading, learning, and spending time with his wife, Autumn.
Daniel and Lexi Guthrie
Lexi graduated from Carroll in 2021 with a chemistry and physics degree after being a small group leader and a part of the cheerleading team. The summer before her senior year as she was applying to doctorate programs, God called her into ministry with Chi Alpha. Lexi and Daniel both have a passion for empowering college students to live differently than the world and be bold in Christ. Lexi is also passionate about all things Disney, coffee, and fellowship. Daniel has recently joined our staff team full time! He is an overall army nerd and enjoys telling outrageous stories.
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.