BJ Thomas - Director
BJ became heavily involved with Chi Alpha while attending the University of Georgia. After graduation, he worked in education and served local ministries back home. While staying connected with the ongoing ministry in Athens, BJ felt the call back to collegiate ministry. After completing his Chi Alpha internship in Columbus, GA, he came back to the greatest city on earth! He's an avid football fan, enjoys cycling and reading scientific articles.
Ashley and Chris Reed- Associate Staff
Ashley graduated from Columbus State University in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. The whole time she was a student, she was very involved in Chi Alpha and soon realized that college ministry was her passion. After graduation she married Christopher who she met in Chi Alpha and dated all throughout college. She continued to pursue her passion and completed an internship, where God specifically called her to join as staff with the Chi Alpha at the University of Georgia. Ashley loves being outdoors, spending good quality time with her dog Cheerio, and serving in the ministry that means so much to her!
Chris graduated from Columbus State University in 2018 with a degree in Sociology with a focus in Crime, Deviance and Society. His college career was spent being involved in Chi Alpha, meeting the woman of his dreams and then pursuing a career in law enforcement. God has since called Chris to join as staff with Chi Alpha at UGA and serve the Dawgs throughout Athens. Chris is an avid outdoorsman with an affinity for education and a love for all things Georgia.
Courtney Bagwell- Associate Staff
Courtney joined Chi Alpha as a freshman at The University of Georgia and has seen it grow throughout her college career. She became increasingly involved in the ministry since her freshman year. Now, four years and two degrees later, she has chosen to join the staff team as she gives a year back to the ministry that poured into her so deeply. Courtney loves getting to know new people and enjoys talking about literature, the TV show Survivor, and women's history. She feels as though God has aligned so much of her college experience with Chi Alpha at UGA through friendships and community, and can't wait to share that same experience with her peers as she gives back her time and energy to this ministry!
Colin Ogilvie- Associate Staff
Colin joined Chi Alpha as a freshman at UGA. Realizing this would be a place for restoration and community on his campus, he quickly found a place to belong. As he wrapped up his Senior year, Colin felt as though God was calling him to devote a year of his life to this new home he had found. Having been so impacted by it, he is excited to give his peers the same opportunity for community, fellowship and friendship, that he had. Colin graduated in May 2021 with a double degree in Political Science and International Affairs. In his free time, Colin enjoys watching baseball, playing video and board games, spending time with friends, and spending time in nature.