Javier Tarango-Sho, InterVarsity’s Assistant Area Director for the East Bay area of northern California, admits that a job applicant for campus ministry with his background would have dim prospects. “I would probably never hire me,” he said. Javier had practically no experience with InterVarsity during college. He attended University of California-Davis and got involved in campus ministry (not InterVarsity) only the final year.
Instead of campus ministry, Javier was “a bonafide student activist,” advocating for others and trying to “create access for those who have been denied access.” Yu-Shuan, who later became his wife, had a friend who worked with InterVarsity and recognized Javier’s ministry potential. She thought he would be a good fit for InterVarsity’s work on the UC-Berkeley campus and advocated for him.
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