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Chuck Lester
Campus Pastor

Married to: Laurie Lester, 33 years
Children: Chucky, Mandi, Joey, Emily, & daughters-in-law Trina and Hannah. Three grandchildren. Hiley, Shaylin and Collin. 

Hometown: Oberlin, Ohio 

Favorite Food: Pot roast with potatoes & carrots

Favorite Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

- Philippians 4:13

Music: Worship, The Temptations, The Bee Gees 

Biggest Weakness: Admitting when I need help 

Hobbies: basketball, basketball, & basketball

Weird Fact: "I don't know how to burp."

Ministry Passion: To see students baptized in the

Holy Spirit.

Years in Chi Alpha: Since 1995





Laurie Lester

Campus Pastor


Married to: "LESTER," 33 yrs

Children: Chucky, Mandi, Joey, Emily, & daughters-in-law Trina and Hannah. Three grandchildren. Hiley, Shaylin and Collin. 

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, PA

Favorite Food: Italian, Asian, & any pasta

Favorite Scripture: "But now, this is what the Lord says: he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through  

                                                                                    the rivers, they will not sweep over you.'" Isaiah 43:1-2

                                                                                    Music: Contemporary Christian, Hymns, Needtobreathe,

                                                                                    Switchfoot, Classic Lite Rock.

                                                                                    Biggest Weakness: Swallowing my pride, admitting

                                                                                    when I'm wrong, & diet coke

                                                                                    Hobbies: Hiking, shopping, & going out to eat

                                                                                    Weird Fact: I can't sleep without a rain sound machine!

                                                                                    Ministry Passion: Preaching, baking, Worship.

                                                                                    Years in Chi Alpha: Since 1995


Tyler Martin
Staff

Married to: Brooke (1 1/2 Years)

Hometown: All over Arkansas

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers, Tacos, and Doritos w/ Cheese Dip

Favorite Scripture: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19

Music: For King and Country, The Housefires, Bethel, Hillsong, Elevation Worship

Biggest Weakness: Accepting that I'm not always right.

Hobbies: Basketball, Playing Board Games, Ping Pong

Weird Fact: don't like ketchup, mustard, mayo, ranch, etc.

Ministry Passion: Small Groups/Discipleship/Mission Trips

Years in Chi Alpha: 4 years











Brooke Martin
Staff

Married to: Tyler (1 1/2 Years)

Hometown: Manila, Arkansas

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 139

Music: Vertical Church Band, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Lauren Daigle, Housefires, Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee

Biggest Weakness: Not knowing when to be quiet.

Hobbies: singing, shopping, decorating my home.

Weird Fact: I like goats and dogs almost as much as I like people.

Ministry Passion: Leading worship, Small Groups/Discipleship

                                                                                    Years in Chi Alpha: 1 1/2 years.


Helga Lester

Volunteer Staff/Chi Alpha Mascot

Job: Oversees the welcome/greeting of all students   who come to our home (she is very good at her job!)
Favorite Things: Laying on people, treats, invading people's personal space
Weird Fact: "I often fall off the couch and love to stare at the sky."
Favorite Scripture: "I lift my eyes up to the hills--where does my help come from?" - Psalm 121:1
Nicknames: Marshmallow & Fluffy Butt
Years in Chi Alpha: 4 years