“Alaina embodies what the CCO strives to build up in students,” says CCO staff member Pete Chace. “She’s a transforming agent who infects everyone she meets with her contagious love of Christ.”
Alaina Webber has served on the student Ministry Team for the past year and a half, most recently as Vice President for Crossroads Christian Fellowship. She also led a weekly small group with two freshman girls last year. Alaina is also involved heavily with extracurricular projects within the communications department at Duquesne University. She is a member of Lamda Pi Eta, the national communication honors society, and she did an internship with the CCO’s Events Department, helping to organize and produce the 2012 Jubilee conference.
Alaina first connected to the CCO’s ministry at Duquesne University during her sophomore year. She admits that she was shy and reserved when she first showed up at Crossroads, but it wasn’t long before she was serving as a leader.
Pete and his CCO colleague, Herb Kolbe, have encouraged Alaina to share her faith in all sorts of settings, including in the classroom, where she works hard to integrate her faith with her studies. And they have encouraged and equipped her to become a strong student leader.
“Stepping into the VP position in our CCO ministry was a big decision that involved a lot of thought and prayer. I remember Pete telling me that being a leader meant being willing to be there, to show up. It meant being intentional. God used that concept of intentionality to frame this past year for me as a leader.
“Living out my faith in my major means thinking hard and doing excellent work, and keeping Jesus at the center of it all. All sorts of belief systems exist on campus. I’ve had to own what I believe—to be able to give an account for the hope that lies within me.”