Jason and Megan Harshbarger
Jason and Megan harshbarger

About Us

Chi Alpha Directors at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and Heartland Community College
Jason and Megan Harshbarger
Chi Alpha Directors
Normal Illinois
Jesus has called us to be missionaries on the most strategic mission field in the world, our university campuses. Our goal is to enable every student and professor to experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become a disciple maker.
We accomplish this by:
Engagement-We don't wait for the campus to come to us; we go to the campus. We spend time on campus involving ourselves at student activity events, hosting events/study breaks off campus at our Chi Alpha House, and working with our students and student leaders to engage the world around them.
Saturation-We pray intensely and then walk through the doors Jesus opens. We know he is already working in many lives on campus.
Envisioning-As we engage the campus and saturate it with the good news of Jesus' Kingdom, we simultaneously begin to paint a picture to both students and professors of seeing the campus transformed by God's glory--and the vital role that Jesus has for them in this metamorphosis.
More About Us
Our story.

Even though we both were athletes at the same high school, we did not know of each other until we were almost finished. Thankfully, our ending there was also our beginning of a new life.

Once we hit the university campus, everything changed. Sports, friends, and fun no longer were the center of our lives. Jesus took that rightful throne, gloriously dethroning the tyrannical self. With this change came a calling.

We were both called into vocational ministry in the 1998-99 campus year. Shortly after, we began ministering to students. Our next monument came when we were called to South Dakota to pioneer our first campus ministry at South Dakota State University.

Since the call to South Dakota we have been ministering to university students and professors since 2003. After planting Chi Alpha ministries in Terre Haute, Indiana at three schools (Indiana State University, Rose Hulman Institute, and St. Mary of the Woods), we have been thrilled to see so many lives transformed by the Gospel.

Now, we have answered Christ's call to Normal, Illinois Chi Alpha ministries; Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan, and Heartland Community College.

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