Meet Our Team
"Chimes retreat has shown me the need for the local Church and ministries more than I could have ever imagined. I’ve developed and grown friendships that I never knew would be possible without Chimes! Not only has my personal walk with Christ grown but it’s so cool to watch so many incoming students passionately pursuing Christ! I’m so excited to get to be apart of what the Lord is doing through this organization this year!"
"The Chimes Retreat has been such a testament of God's faithfulness in making His name known on our college campus. He has proved Himself faithful over and over again in His perfect provision throughout the years through The Chimes Retreat! Getting to watch our team come together each year to bring these students Christian community, friendships, and most importantly the Gospel has been such a humbling and encouraging experience. My prayer for Chimes this year is that students will come to know Christ and be encouraged to live faithfully for Him during their time in college. I can't wait to see how the Lord will work through our staff and students this year!"
Head of Logistics
"Being involved in Chimes gives me so much joy as I not only get to help foster the development of healthy, Christian friendships, but we also get to watch students come in and step out of their comfort zones to grow. I myself am pushed out of my comfort zone to step into roles and opportunities that only God can provide. The Chimes Retreat is going to be a catalyst that sparks a revival in Tuscaloosa, starting with the students on our campuses, and I feel so blessed to be a part of what God is going to do!"
Head Male Counselor
"The Chimes Retreat has been a critical element to growing in my faith in college. The combination of connecting with local churches and common fellowship with believers has provided me with a Christian community that I’ve been able to lock arms and pursue Christ with. I never would have thought this would be available at the university of Alabama, but Christ is alive and active here in Tuscaloosa and I can’t wait to see what He has in store in the future!"
Head Female Counselor
"At Chimes Retreat, I’ve seen the Lord work in the lives of numerous freshmen. A lot of students come in fearful for the future and complacent about their faith. Many have come to view following Jesus as an obligation. Throughout the weekend I saw this anxiety wash away through honest conversation, Bible study, and community. It is inspiring to leave seeing so many freshmen ready to give their college years to Jesus and serve him together! What a community! I am so excited to be on staff for Chimes this year! A counselor’s role is to get in depth with freshmen about the Gospel and help prepare them for the college years ahead serving Jesus. I am eager to help equipment our counselors in 2022 with the tools and support necessary to lead these freshmen, and ultimately see a campus sharing the good news of Jesus Christ."
Head of Operations
"I'm incredibly excited to get to serve as the Head of Operations for The Chimes Retreat 2022! I look forward to continue working with the rest of the staff to make the retreat the best that it can be this year and make sure everything flows smoothly! Chimes has made such a difference in my life, and I know that it will continue to change lives this summer as well."
Head of Main Sessions
"Even though I never got to experience Chimes as a camper/freshmen, I have learned and seen the faithfulness of God in just one weekend. I have loved seeing how the students give up a weekend of their summer to get plugged into such an encouraging community that is centered around Christ. It can also be so dark in college because you can be distracted in every which way from what the Lord is doing, and Chimes Retreat just reminds me that there are people, my age, wanting to chase after Jesus. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to serve the Lord in leading worship because standing up on stage, I get to see and hear 100+ students sing out to the Lord in praise. That is my favorite part."
Head of Fundraising
"This is my first year with Chimes, but it’s something I wish I had been apart of as a freshman. The opportunity to connect with others and find community is so refreshing, and I am so excited to help make The Chimes Retreat happen and give as many students and staff the chance to witness what the Lord has in store for them. "
Head of Prayer
"Chimes was the best start of college that I could have asked for. I got to dive deeper into God’s Word, meet new people coming to UA, and got involved in a Christian community right at the start. I am super excited to be involved on leadership this year and to see what God has in store."
Head of Prayer
"Coming into college, I was eager to get plugged in to a local church and campus ministry, but didn’t know how to find them. Being on staff for The Chimes, I can now help incoming students at UA find this community before even stepping foot on campus. As head of prayer, I am so excited to use the platform of prayer to assist with The Chimes, get to know the students, and see all the Lord will do this year!"
Head of Creative Media
"I am so excited to serve the Chimes Retreat as the Head of Creative Media!"
Head of Publicity
"Going into college, I did not have any friends or family who were living out their faith in college or looking for that type of experience. I was worried about starting school and not being able to have the foundation to grow my faith here at UA. The Chimes Retreat was an answered prayer that granted me not only a church home filled with love and community but also Christian friends at churches all around Tuscaloosa to help further the Kingdom on our campus!"
Head of Hospitality
“Knowing people, making them feel welcome, wanted, and loved is one of the most important things to do as believers. I am beyond pumped to have the privilege to be one of the heads of hospitality this year for Chimes. Being a family group leader last year has made me want to take the next step in serving and giving back even more for the chimes retreat and most importantly for the Kingdom. Excited to see how the Lord glorified Himself more through the Hospitality team!”
Head of Hospitality
"The first year of Chimes, I got to attend as an incoming freshman and absolutely loved it. Last year, I had the opportunity to serve as a counselor where I learned so much from each freshman and co-counselor. This year, I am super excited to serve as female head of hospitality and I can’t wait to see how the Lord moves through The Chimes Retreat 2022."
Head of Registration