Meet the Team

Jacob Oebel

Chi Alpha Director
 Campus AG Missionary

"What would had my life been like without Chi Alpha and the church? I don't want to even think about it. I probably would have been lost and hopeless. And that is why I am so excited about this new adventure serving Chi Alpha at Central Michigan University. "


Lydia Patten

Chi Alpha President
+ Resource Team Leader

My name’s Lydia Patten and I’m a senior at CMU. I’ve been a part of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship since the beginning of my freshman year at Central. Apart from Chi Alpha, I’m involved with the Honors Program, and am studying to become a Speech Language Pathologist.

Alyssa Elms

Chi Alpha Vice President
+ Resource Team Leader

My name is Alyssa Elms and I’m serving Chi Alpha as the Vice President and a Resource Team Leader. I’m currently a junior studying English and history education. I love writing, reading, horseback riding and camping. I hope to one day be a missionary and I’m beyond excited to be a part of Chi Alpha this year!


Mike Kelliher

Chi Alpha Treasurer
+ Core Group Leader

My name is Mike Kelliher and I am the Chi Alpha Treasurer. I’m also a core group leader and co-lead worship. I’m a junior at CMU studying Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I’m currently a media production intern at Thrive Church MI and plan on using my degree for ministry in the future. I love music and worship.

Luke Nehrig

Chi Alpha Executive Member
+ XA Worship Leader

Along with being on the Chi Alpha board as an alternate, I am also the XA Worship director. I'm passionate about helping lead others in worship because I believe God hears our songs and prayers and uses that to help us encounter Him. Currently I'm majoring in Business Information Systems at CMU. I'm also a worship intern at Thrive Church MI. I love serving at both Chi Alpha and Thrive Church in whatever way I can!