United States–Chi Alpha  

United States–Chi Alpha  

Gavin Restifo

Gavin grew up in Erie, but in 2016 made the decision to move to Charlottesville to attend the University of Virginia to study Chemical Engineering. However, throughout his time at UVA, he had a sense that though engineering is what brought him to UVA, it was not what the Lord had called him to do. During his time in college, Gavin served as a Core Group leader in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and spent one of his summers serving as a Fellow for the ministry. It was through serving that Gavin fell in love with the discipleship process and sensed God growing a passion in him for serving in full-time ministry in his life. After a long discernment process, Gavin felt the call to go into vocational ministry after graduation. So in 2020, Gavin began a 10-month training program with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship serving in the ministry he was a part of as a student. Following the completion of this program, he made the commitment to stay on full-time staff with Chi Alpha. Gavin is passionate about seeing students reconciled to Christ through small group discipleship, and loves getting to serve with the ministry that blessed him so richly as a student.   

Current Mission:  

The University of Virginia is home to over 20,000 students, with over 100 different countries represented. By reaching students with the gospel while they are in college, we have the potential to partner with the Lord in building lifelong followers of Jesus who will go and be a light in so many different spheres of influence. Serving on the college campus is truly one of the most strategic mission fields in our world today. 

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