Meet our Team


Tyler & Paige Staton

XA Directors

Tyler and his wife Paige both graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. They were married in 2005 and embarked on a journey of following the call to full-time ministry. This adventure included living in Illinois, Arizona, Mexico and Virginia and adding four sons (Zander 9, Pax 7, Beckett 4 and Dash 15 months) to their family along the way.

After serving on staff with Chi Alpha at Arizona State University for three years, Tyler and Paige packed up their life and moved to Charlottesville to complete the CMIT program at the University of Virginia. Tyler is currently on staff at UVA while also recruiting a team to restart Chi Alpha at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2018.

Tyler loves drinking lots of coffee, spending time with his family and exploring new places. Paige loves DIY projects to turn her house into a home, reading, thrift stores and coffee, coffee, coffee.


Mandy Pathak

XA Staff, International Students

Mandy Pathak is a Texas native, but she’s been loving and serving international students at SMU since 2005.

She graduated from SAGU and AGTS where she focused on cross-cultural ministry. Her husband Shomik is originally from India and they have two daughters, Jia and Mira.

Want to join this incredible team?

Are you creative, hard-working, genuine and passionate about impacting the University campus for Jesus? If so, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team as full-time staff for the next 2+ years.