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WE ARE A MOVEMENT OF COLLEGE-AGE MEN AND WOMEN EARNESTLY FOLLOWING JESUS.

Our mission is to reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace and the world.

Chi Alpha was founded in 1953 at Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State University, and is on more than 300 campuses throughout the U.S. and around the world today.

Since coming to the University of Montana in 1987, thousands of students have experienced community, worship, and mission through UM Chi Alpha.

Community:

Doing life together.

Having a place to belong.

Asking questions and exploring the answers together.

Worship:

Sometimes it is loud.

Sometimes it is silent.

It is always a powerful time of connecting with God.

Mission:

Living a life that reflects our relationship with God in what we say and do.

On our campus, in our communities, in our world.

Anywhere that God calls us to.

Staff

Dylan Morss || Director

Contact @ (406) 291-3435 or dylan@umchialpha.com

Dylan was born on the coast of Oregon and moved around for years until finally moving to Missoula in 2008 with his wife Laura as she attended the University of Montana. Dylan Joined volunteer staff, then moved into associate staff until feeling the call to attend a Chi Alpha internship in 2017. Dylan became the director of UM Chi Alpha in July of 2019.

Dylan and Laura have since increased their family to the size of 4. Logan Robert came along in 2013 and Cedric Haven joined them in 2016.

Dylan’s passions include movies, playing music, writing, board games, and playing any kind of competitive alternative sport such as spike ball or ultimate frisbee. He spends most of his free time exploring his relationship with Jesus and spending time with his family.

Bret Haidle || Associate Director

Contact @ (208) 739-5897

Bret grew up in Ontario, Oregon. His life was powerfully impacted in 2008 while studying at Idaho State University and being involved in Chi Alpha student leadership. There Jesus transformed his identity and shaped him into a joyful man of God. He earned an Associate’s degree in Electronic Systems Technology and met his wife, Missy, through Chi Alpha. Bret and Missy married in July 2010 and began their life adventure together. Bret worked briefly as an electronics technician in Logan, Utah before returning to Idaho State to complete a Chi Alpha internship in 2013 and serve on Associate Staff for two years. God led him and Missy to move to Missoula in August 2015 and Bret joined Associate Staff at University of Montana January 2016.

Bret and Missy welcomed their son David into the world November 2016 and have loved experiencing all the blessing and lessons that parenthood has brought.

Bret’s passions include exploring the mountains, playing and moving to the music, being a big brother to students, adventuring with friends, and board riding of any persuasion.

Sarah Floyd || Associate Staff – First Year

Zach Floyd || Associate Staff – First Year

Alec Managhan || Associate Staff – First Year

Mary Graff || Associate Staff – First Year

Daniel Gent || Volunteer Staff