KEVIN & KIM MACFEE
Kevin & Kim pioneered Chi Alpha @ Embry-Riddle in 1997. They have 3 kids: Elle (24), Broc (22), & Rye (17) who have been blessed to grow up watching students climb the big decisions & explore the deeper questions. Students smash into their house on Tuesday nights for a home-cooked meal, lots of laughter & heart-felt stories of faith from their friends.
Kevin & Kim met in Minneapolis while going to school (Kevin>Pastoral Studies, Kim>Elementary Ed) where they had a ridiculously good college experience (one of the reasons they're so stoked to help you find a remarkable story while in Prescott)
Kevin grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, & is a huge Cleveland Browns fan.
Kim grew up in Payson, Arizona, riding quads & water skiing @ Roosevelt Lake.
MATT & MAUREEN SIMPSON
Matt & Maureen have served @ Embry-Riddle for 10 years. They have 4 kids: Olivia (12), Eli (10), Amaiya (7), & Isaac (4). Like most families, they spend a lot of their time racing between dance recitals, sports practices, school & church. They lead worship on Friday nights @ Elevate & spend time mentoring students.
Matt & Maureen met in Springfield, Missouri, while attending Evangel University (Matt> History, Maureen> Psychology) where they still have a lot of friends & a ton of great memories.
Matt grew up in North Irwin, PA, & is a certified Pittsburgh Steelers fanatic.
Maureen grew up as a military brat and claims the St. Louis area as "home". She loves music and the creative arts.
RYAN & SARAH MANCUSO
As a student at Embry Riddle, Ryan found Chi Alpha late but wasted no time diving into close friendships & outrageous adventures. He quickly established himself as a student leader on his way to graduating (2010) with a degree in Aeronautics. As he approached graduation, Ryan felt like he should give a year serving with us >> the rest is history. Ryan serves on campus part time & is an integral part of our team. He mentors students, helps lead us into worship, speaks @ our Friday night outreach (Elevate) & heads up our intramural teams on campus.
Sarah grew up in Prescott and started attending Chi Alpha 4 years ago while she was in nursing school. She dove into mentoring students and became a part of the worship group and is an invaluable member of this team.
Ryan saw Sarah, one thing led to another, and they were married in February of 2017. They met & fell in love chasing adventure for their soul >> their story has been absolutely beautiful & we're beyond stoked we get to watch them chase adventure together.
Sky (on the right in photo) has officially been on staff with Chi Alpha since fall 2016, but she started her ministry on campus long before that, first as a student-leader, then as an employee at Riddle.
She graduated in the fall of 2013 with a degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. After graduating, she was hired by the University and spent her free time mentoring students, going on our adventures & helping every way she could.
Her passion for campus ministry & the hearts of students led her to join our staff after turning down multiple job offers in her field, She's in her element whether she's leading a group down a canyon or leading a small group discussion about the deepest corners of their hearts.
Sky is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa >> she's a certified coffee expert & can swing dance with the best of 'em.
Elle is no stranger to ChiAlpha. She was 3 years old when she first stepped onto Riddle's campus back in 1997. She graduated from Evangel University in 2017 with a double major in Psychology and Intercultural Studies. She spent a year at Ozark Middle School as a para before she felt God calling her back to the campus she knows so well.
She returned to Prescott in the summer of 2018. She works in a local elementary school teaching special needs children - which allows her to have the same schedule as Chi Alpha students. She's looking forward to filling her weekends with adventure, serving on the worship team, and walking with students into beautiful, redemptive moments.
Elle grew up in Prescott >> she's a great story-teller, loves music, laughing till it hurts, & adventures with friends.