Reverend Seth Collins
Reverend Seth Collins grew up in a small town in southwest Virginia. He graduated from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a degree in Business Administration in 2007. Seth felt God calling him to Chi Alpha while attending a church service and hearing about the wonderful things happening on the college campuses through a Chi Alpha pastor at Virginia Tech.
Seth has been working with Chi Alpha for 11 years. He has served students at University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Brooke, have two kids, Micah and Jude.
Reverend Brooke Collins
Reverend Brooke Collins was born and raised in the plains of Kansas and will always have a soft spot for the Sunflower State. She has a B.A. from Evangel University (formerly Central Bible College) and holds ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. She has served in Chi Alpha for over 10 years and has worked with the Chi Alphas at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Yale University prior to her time at UNC.
Somewhere along the way she met Seth and they got married in 2014. You should ask her how they met. They have two sons: Micah and Jude. Brooke loves watching movies and reading Wonder Woman comic books. She’s also a big baseball fan and one of her life goals is to see a game at every MLB ballpark.
Reverend David Lao
Chi Alpha international
Reverend David Lao was born in a small town of North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with a B.A. in Mathematics. He has been serving at UNC since 2014 in response to God’s calling on his life, with one year at North Carolina State University to complete his Chi Alpha Internship in 2017-2018. He currently holds ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God. On top of general responsibilities, he reaches out to international students to serve and disciple them.
David met Natalie through UNC Wellspring, a worship gathering open to all campus ministries at UNC, and they got married in 2022. Some of his hobbies include eating, video games, and anime.
Natalie Lao was born and raised in the RDU area of North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English and Linguistics and an M.A.T. in English Language Arts and English as a Second Language. She has been involved in various campus ministries at UNC since her undergraduate days and has been a part of the Chi Alpha team since 2021 while also working in the career marketplace.
Natalie had David at the top of her list of people she would consider dating from the beginning of their friendship, and she was surprised to find out that she was at the top of David’s list as well! Some of her hobbies include reading, music, and taking care of her extensive indoor plant collection.