Our staff is a collection of trained Chi Alpha missionaries from North Carolina and across the United States. We pray that we can serve you well in our time at NC State. We're here for you! Whether you need information about Chi Alpha, have questions about Christianity, or just need to talk, feel free to send any of us an email or find us on campus. We're always happy to meet up!

Revs. Tyler + Paige Staton  We are so excited to be the brand new Directors for Chi Alpha at NC State! We've been with Chi Alpha full-time for five years - three at Arizona State University and two at the University of Virginia. We both graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX. We have four awesome boys and love doing ministry together. I (Tyler) love drinking coffee, spending time with my family and exploring new places. Paige loves DIY projects to turn her house into a home, thrift stores, podcasts and drinking coffee while doing all of the above.  tyler@ncstatexa.com  paige@ncstatexa.com
 

Revs. Tyler + Paige Staton

We are so excited to be the brand new Directors for Chi Alpha at NC State! We've been with Chi Alpha full-time for six years - at Arizona State University, at the University of Virginia and now at NC State. We both graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX. We have four awesome boys and love doing ministry together. I (Tyler) love drinking coffee, spending time with my family and exploring new places. Paige loves DIY projects to turn her house into a home, thrift stores, podcasts and drinking coffee while doing all of the above.

tyler@ncstatexa.com

paige@ncstatexa.com

Rev. Toby Amodeo  Hey! I’m a missionary associate with Chi Alpha at NC State. I’ve gradually worked my way south to Raleigh from Connecticut. I earned a BS in Public Health and a BA in Film and Media Arts while studying at American University in Washington, DC. After completing the CMIT program at NC State, I joined the staff team in 2017. I drink black coffee, own too many old cameras, and watch a surprising amount of cricket.  toby@ncstatexa.com

Rev. Toby Amodeo

Hey! I’m a missionary associate with Chi Alpha at NC State. I’ve gradually worked my way south to Raleigh from Connecticut. I earned a BS in Public Health and a BA in Film and Media Arts while studying at American University in Washington, DC. After completing the CMIT program at NC State, I joined the staff team in 2017. I drink black coffee, own too many old cameras, and watch a surprising amount of cricket.

toby@ncstatexa.com

Lucas + Sydni Lanham  Hi! Welcome to NC State! We met as students through Chi Alpha, then got married in July 2018. I (Lucas) graduated from NC State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Sydni graduated from Troy University with a BS in Communications. I’m on staff with Chi Alpha, and Sydni works part-time with Chi Alpha as well. We both enjoy hiking, traveling, international cuisines, being around people, and sharing the love of Christ.  lucas@ncstatexa.com  sydsweet16@gmail.com

Lucas + Sydni Lanham

Hi! Welcome to NC State! We met as students through Chi Alpha, then got married in July 2018. I (Lucas) graduated from NC State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Sydni graduated from Troy University with a BS in Communications. I’m on staff with Chi Alpha, and Sydni works part-time with Chi Alpha as well. We both enjoy hiking, traveling, international cuisines, being around people, and sharing the love of Christ.

lucas@ncstatexa.com

sydsweet16@gmail.com

Jon + Molly Mathews  Great to meet you! I’m Molly. Jon and I met as students in Chi Alpha at NC State. I graduated with a BA in Social Work in 2017 and stayed at NC State to finish my Masters in Social Work. Jon graduated in 2017 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society. We both did our Chi Alpha internship here. Then, in 2018, we got married! You can find me exploring the Triangle coffee scene or ordering extra spicy food at one of our favorite restaurants. Jon loves anything and everything to do with basketball. He can't live without garlic bread.  jonathan@ncstatexa.com  molly@ncstatexa.com

Jon + Molly Mathews

Great to meet you! I’m Molly. Jon and I met as students in Chi Alpha at NC State. I graduated with a BA in Social Work in 2017 and stayed at NC State to finish my Masters in Social Work. Jon graduated in 2017 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society. We both did our Chi Alpha internship here. Then, in 2018, we got married! You can find me exploring the Triangle coffee scene or ordering extra spicy food at one of our favorite restaurants. Jon loves anything and everything to do with basketball. He can't live without garlic bread.

jonathan@ncstatexa.com

molly@ncstatexa.com

Devonte’ Porter  Hey, welcome to State! I attended the University of Memphis, earning a BS in Youth Services with a minor in Psychology. I just finished my Chi Alpha internship at NC State and joined the staff team. I enjoy anything that gets me out of my room (sports, walking anywhere, hanging out, etc.) When I’m stuck at home, I like music and YouTube 100x more than Netflix. My favorite place that I’ve done missions work in is the Dominican Republic. I take pleasure in hiding my random talents from friends and being the Dr. Phil of XA Memphis; soon to be of NC State XA.  devonte@ncstatexa.com

Devonte’ Porter

Hey, welcome to State! I attended the University of Memphis, earning a BS in Youth Services with a minor in Psychology. I just finished my Chi Alpha internship at NC State and joined the staff team. I enjoy anything that gets me out of my room (sports, walking anywhere, hanging out, etc.) When I’m
stuck at home, I like music and YouTube 100x more than Netflix. My favorite place that I’ve done
missions work in is the Dominican Republic. I take pleasure in hiding my random talents from friends and
being the Dr. Phil of XA Memphis; soon to be of NC State XA.

devonte@ncstatexa.com

 
 
Kelly Carney   Hi everyone, my name is Kelly! I’m originally from Northern Virginia and just graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting. I was involved with Chi Alpha all four years at VT and my faith grew immensely during my time there. I spent 6 weeks doing missions in Japan last summer where God stirred my heart for full-time ministry. I planned on completing the Chi Alpha Internship at Virginia Tech but felt the Lord lead me to come to NC State instead! I’m so excited to serve and help students grow in their walk with Jesus. I love spending time outdoors, staying active, and making new friends.  kelly@ncstatexa.com

Kelly Carney

Hi everyone, my name is Kelly! I’m originally from Northern Virginia and just graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Accounting. I was involved with Chi Alpha all four years at VT and my faith grew immensely during my time there. I spent 6 weeks doing missions in Japan last summer where God stirred my heart for full-time ministry. I planned on completing the Chi Alpha Internship at Virginia Tech but felt the Lord lead me to come to NC State instead! I’m so excited to serve and help students grow in their walk with Jesus. I love spending time outdoors, staying active, and making new friends.

kelly@ncstatexa.com

 
Collin Smith   Hey Everyone! My name is Collin. I graduated from NC State with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. During my time in college I was involved in Chi Alpha Christian ministry where I was able to grow deeper in my faith and receive a call to ministry. After college I spent a year in West Africa as a missionary with my fiancé, Madison. Now we’ve returned to the states, gotten married, and I’ll be working this year as an intern with Chi Alpha! I’m excited to be back in this place that I love so much!  collin@ncstatexa.com

Collin Smith

Hey Everyone! My name is Collin. I graduated from NC State with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. During my time in college I was involved in Chi Alpha Christian ministry where I was able to grow deeper in my faith and receive a call to ministry. After college I spent a year in West Africa as a missionary with my fiancé, Madison. Now we’ve returned to the states, gotten married, and I’ll be working this year as an intern with Chi Alpha! I’m excited to be back in this place that I love so much!

collin@ncstatexa.com