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Athletes in Action Chicago is a collection of CAMPUS communities where we seek to make it impossible for a student-athlete to come to Chicago and not experience the life transforming reality of the gospel.
Campuses in the AIA Chicago Network
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EXPERIENCES WITH AIA
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Jamie and Kinzi arrived in Chicago in 2012 to serve at Northwestern and work toward reaching every campus in Greater Chicago. Jamie graduated from Miami University in 2007 and recently finished his Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has served with AIA since 2007. Kinzi attended Indiana University and served in campus ministry with Greeks from 2006 until she married Jamie in 2011 and switched to AIA. They are the parents of Tripp, Jet, and Archer.
Lauren and Mike Roberge have served with AIA Chicago since 2017. Lauren graduated from DePaul University where she ran cross country and track and helped launch athlete bible studies. Mike graduated from Northwestern University where he played soccer and God used AIA to change his life forever. Before joining staff, Mike worked at a private wealth management firm downtown. Him and Lauren both joined full-time staff in the summer of 2019. Now they serve at DePaul, Roosevelt, and Illinois Tech and as the team leaders of the AIA Chicago South Team. Lauren and Mike have loved having a front row seat to all that God has been doing in Chicago, first as students and now as full-time staff. Their favorite part about their job is building relationships and seeing students experience the joy and freedom of Christ through his word and his people.
Allie grew up in the Chicago suburbs and stayed in Chicago for college where she went to Columbia College Chicago and studied sports marketing. She’s been on staff with Cru since graduating in 2013 and joined staff with AIA in 2020. She currently serves at Illinois Tech. Allie is also a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and is one of the few people in the world who was able to secure Taylor Swift tickets through the Ticketmaster presale.
Ivey grew up in small town Wisconsin and came to Chicago to attend Northwestern University where she studied journalism and played volleyball. She graduated in 2021 and joined staff as an intern at Northwestern where she is now finishing her second intern year and applying to join full-time staff.
Harrison is from Bronson, MI and came to Chicago in 2017 to attend Roosevelt University where he played golf and cross-country while studying marketing and journalism. He was involved with the AIA movement downtown during his time in college and after his third UTC experience decided to intern with the AIA Chicago South Team. He is currently serving at Illinois Tech
Donna grew up in Columbus, OH where she learned to wiggle her ears. She came to Chicago to go to school at DePaul University where she studied digital marketing and played volleyball. After graduating in 2022 she decided to intern with the AIA Chicago team and currently serves at DePaul.
Isaac grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University where he studied biomedical engineering and competed in weightlifting. After graduating in 2022 he decided to intern with the AIA Chicago team at Northwestern to continue serving the athletic department there. Isaac also speaks French and always has a smile on his face.
Parker grew up in the Chicago suburbs and stayed in Illinois to wrestle at Northern Illinois University where he also studied exercise science. He currently hosts a philosophy podcast, works with three endangered turtle species, is a jiujitsu practitioner, and also is part-time field staff at Northwestern University.
Razvan was born in Romania and moved to Connecticut when he was 8. He came to Chicago in 2014 to get his BA in pastoral ministry and Bible from Moody Bible Institute. He then moved back to Romania as a missionary in 2017-2018 and then came back to Chicago to get his MA in theological studies at TEDS. While in school, Razvan worked as an independent personal trainer, moving into management and training at a fitness center in the Loop whole also working part-time with AIA at Northwestern University. He also enjoys playing electric guitar, playing tennis, cycling, and functional weight training.
Brianna is a Chicagoan through and through. She grew up in Oak Park and loved the city so much that she decided to stay in the city for both of her degrees. She attended Roosevelt University where she got her BA in Special Education and an MA in Reading while also competing as a dual sport athlete on the softball and cross-country teams. Brianna came to know the Lord through AIA during her time at Roosevelt and after graduating decided to join staff part-time. She’s also a full time special education teacher at West Leyden High School and has a dog named Goose.
Rashad (Byrd), graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2021 where he played football and baseball. He’s a full-time pharmaceutical sales rep for Pfizer and part-time field staff with AIA at Northwestern. He’s very excited to give back to students the love and support he received when he was a student athlete.
Leonard grew up in Iowa and went to school at Missouri Western where he majored in accounting and finance while playing football. After a career change he came to Chicago to disciple and evangelize young men at Northwestern so they can come to know the Lord and grow in holiness.
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