Join us at All Nations 2018 and enjoy hearing from these outstanding speakers who are all former international students themselves.
Sevo is the International Student Program Director for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. As an international student from Kenya, he attended Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri. He worked on campus with international students until coming to the National Ministry Center.
In Sevo's current role, he is an ambassador for international student ministry to Chi Alpha staff, students, and the church at large. By moving students from friendship to leadership, Sevo envisions making 100,000 disciples from all nations. Sevo and his wife Kristina reside in Springfield, MO with their four kids.
Ryota was born and raised unchurched in a small town in Japan. He came to faith in Jesus through Chi Alpha Campus Ministries when he studied as an international student at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Upon graduation, he returned to Japan and served Chi Alpha Japan and a local Assemblies of God church youth group in Tokyo as a volunteer staff while working full-time in the marketplace for four years.
In 2011, he returned to the US and pursued M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), then joining Chi Alpha at UTSA as a full-time staff. His wife, Shinobu, was also born and raised in Japan, coming to faith in Jesus through Chi Alpha ministry at the University of Texas in Austin. They have three young children.
Lisa Espineli Chinn
Lisa shares from her rich and varied background as a former international graduate student at Wheaton College in Illinois (MA in Communications), a campus staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-Philippines, National Director of International Student Ministry of InterVarsity/USA, Bible teacher, a pioneer of several ministries in the Philippines and the USA, a world traveler, an author, and speaker at various college events and conferences.
Lisa has several publications in the area of reentry transition, a devotional guide for those who have lived and studied abroad, served on many boars, and created the only reentry simulation game. She is a long-time friend of Chi Alpha, having spoken at many international student conferences over the past 2 decades (with Chi Alpha and InterVarsity).
Lisa coaches young leaders in navigating the complexity of a diverse work environment and family responsibilities, serves as a mission consultant and a cross-cultural trainer.
Kudzai was born and raised in Zimbabwe and came to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior in January 1995. Four months later he went to Carbondale, Illinois to attend Southern Illinois University where he got involved with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and felt God’s call to full time ministry.
While completing his masters, he started pursuing his calling to minister to college-age students, and was licensed in 2007. He and his wife Paula are passionate about Jesus, the lost, and seeing believers discipled for His glory. He is currently full-time staff with Chi Alpha/Calvary Campus in Carbondale, Illinois as an associate pastor and reaching out to International and American students.