Tom & Missi Trask
were married on January 3, 2003. As children they both felt that God wanted them to serve as Missionaries and in the fall of 2005 they were offered the position of Chi Alpha Directors at Mizzou, which they accepted and began in the summer of 2006.
Their passion and desire is to see Jesus touch the lives of every student at Mizzou. Their prayer is to see every student involved in Chi Alpha develop a personal relationship with Jesus as they daily grow closer to Him. Love God, Love People!
On a personal note, December 27, 2013, God blessed Tom and Missi with a beautiful baby girl, Taylor Emma, who is a precious little girl and has been a blessing to all who meet her. They love to hang out with students and friends, play games, drink coffee. They would love to add you to their family so they can affectionately call you one of their “kids.”
graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Communication in May 2011. She got involved with Chi Alpha her freshman year. The next year she stepped onto the ministry’s leadership team and was a student officer for two years
In January 2009, Angela felt the call to go into ministry. She served as a Give-A-Year for the two years following graduation before joining full time staff in Fall 2013. Her heart is to see students realize the love, grace, and forgiveness that the Lord can give them. She desires for students to be continually going deeper in their relationship with the Lord and loves to mentor and walk alongside them in that journey.
Angela loves to be around people. It could be hanging out with students at the house, mentoring her small group girls, or just taking a student to get a Sonic soda. Some of her hobbies include Pinterest projects and cosmetology. She also loves spending time with her amazing family and six adorable nephews. Above all, she loves making people feel welcome and a part of this amazing community.
Blaz’ & Julie Barton
were married on May 19, 2019. During their time as students at Mizzou each felt a call into full-time missions and now serve as full-time staff with Mizzou Chi Alpha.
Both have a deep desire to raise up the next generation to serve God wholeheartedly.
Blaz’ and Julie lead Bible studies, mentor students, and serve the worship/sound team. God is also opening up doors for MXA Worship to serve beyond XA. Their heart is to inspire and equip the Church to worship with a new level of sincerity and freedom. Their music is available at mxaworship.com.
Blaz’ loves working on cars, going to the shooting range, drinking sweet tea, and eating Mexican food any chance he gets. Julie loves to sing, drink tea, play games, and just chill. Above all, they both love hanging out with people and making new friends!
graduated from Mizzou in May of 2013 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She found her home away from home with her Chi Alpha family her freshman year. Inspired, challenged, and encouraged by her small group leader's pursuit of Jesus, she allowed Jesus to take over her life and quickly felt called missions.
Becca is currently serving as Mizzou and Columbia College Chi Alpha's Internationals (XAi) Director believing that Jesus has brought the international student here not only for an education but to encounter the Love of Jesus in a new way.
In her free time, Becca enjoys learning how to cook international dishes with friends, playing with her kittens, driving for Uber, and spending time with family. And if it's summertime, it is a good bet you can find her spending an evening or two in St. Louis catching a MUNY musical production.
Tyler & Morgan Malloy
were married July 21, 2018 and are both full-time staff at Mizzou Chi Alpha. Dedicated to the discipleship and growth of college students, they both feel called to serve the Lord at Mizzou with excellence.
They both love to worship, and are largely involved in Mizzou Chi Alpha's worship team, MXA Worship. Morgan is an incredible song-writer and loves to put the truth of God's word into lyrics. Tyler plays guitar and writes as well, and loves leading others into God's presence through worship.
Tyler also leads a life group bible study filled with guys he pours into and disciples regularly. Both Morgan & Tyler have a desire to see men and women on Mizzou’s campus transformed and changed by a personal relationship with Jesus.
Their world is about to be turned upside down in the best way with the soon coming arrival of their first child, Blakely Mae! They’ll miss their sleep, but are incredibly excited to start this new chapter in their lives!
Morgan enjoys watching Netflix, cheering on her St. Louis Cardinals, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Tyler loves to play video games, guitar, do card tricks, and the occasional (frequent...) Pickleman's sandwich run.
Elizabeth graduated from Mizzou in May of 2015 with a degree in International Studies. She got involved in Chi Alpha her freshman year, stepped onto leadership the next year, and served as president of Chi Alpha her senior year. She felt a call to missions during her freshman year and after serving in the Give-A-Year program for two years, stepped onto staff in the Fall of 2017.
Elizabeth is currently preparing to become the Chi Alpha director at Columbia College and Stephens College campuses in Columbia. Also, the nations will always be close to her heart, and any opportunity to hang out with XAi or new friends from around the world is always taken.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys drinking tea, learning about the Queen, playing with puppies, eating ice cream, and knitting.