Celebrating Two Alumni

Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
April 14, 2014

Last month, I had the privilege of interviewing two InterVarsity alumni at a Bay Area event. Both are engaged in very different — but mutually amazing — vocational activities.

Jimmy Lin

After being active in our Yale chapter, Jimmy pursued a dual PhD and MD at Johns Hopkins. In his spare time, he co-created the Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a non-profit that serves victims of diseases so unusual that no research is being done on their behalf.

Post-graduation, he moved to St. Louis where he served on the faculty of Washington University. Last year, he decided to pursue RGI full time.

April 14, 2014

How Journaling Saved My Relationship with God

Danny Profit Jr.

I recently hit a major wall in my relationship with God. 

April 10, 2014

Worshiping God with Every Emotion

Kathryn Brill

Can we be sad and still worship God? What about angry? Confused? 


Celebrating Yvonne Woods (1915-2014)

April 9, 2014

Yvonne Woods, the widow of InterVarsity/USA pioneer Stacey Woods, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. She was 98 years old.

“If you ever met Yvonne, you were touched by her humility, sense of mission, and class,” said InterVarsity president Alec Hill. “Along with her husband, she leaves an incredible legacy of impacting student lives.”

Stacey Woods led both the U.S. and Canadian InterVarsity movements, and then was the first General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). For a time he held all three positions simultaneously. Yvonne was his steady companion. In C. Stacey Woods and the Evangelical Rediscovery of the University, Donald MacLeod writes: “Yvonne…provided the domestic security his restless spirit needed. She was a woman of intelligence, charm, energy, and endless faith and confidence in God’s purposes.”

In Business and About God's Purposes

Kathryn Brill
April 8, 2014

Jesus is Lord over every industry and field of study. What does it look like when we commit ourselves to making choices that honor him in the work that we do?

For Will Haughey, an alumnus of Greek InterVarsity at Indiana University, it meant using his business skills to be part of the solution to social problems in Honduras. Will left the investment banking world in 2008 to join his brother Chris in founding a toy company called Tegu. Learn how Will is following Christ in the business world in this video from InterVarsity Staff Conference 2014:

April 08, 2014

Becoming Generous People

Paula Frances Price

It’s funny to me how Jesus can get to the heart of our true sin issues with just a couple of words.

April 04, 2014

How the Church Helps Me Flourish

Laura Abrams
The Church

Throughout the past 25 years, God has placed me in four distinct churches that have differed in denomination, race, socioeconomic makeup, and language. 


Casting a Wide Net

Gordon Govier
April 3, 2014

The beginning of this year’s indoor track season brought an expansive opportunity for ministry to Mickey Miela, a Campus Staff Member of the new Athletes InterVarsity ministry. Working part-time as an assistant track coach at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mickey was able to make contact with athletes at over a dozen other schools, all attending a non-conference track meet at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

April 01, 2014

Praying Audacious Prayers

Lisa Rieck

I’m trying to pray audacious prayers.


Building a Strong Faith in College

Amy Hauptman
April 1, 2014


“I know why you’re here,” Keith’s friend said. “It’s because you’re a Christian and you want to show other people love as Jesus did.”

Keith was speechless. Earlier, he had had an overwhelming sense that he needed to visit one of his friends. To share his faith.

“I wasn’t sure what I was thinking, but I had this feeling that I needed to visit her. And that was a starting point in our friendship to talk about Jesus,” said Keith.

For fifteen minutes Keith and his friend talked about faith. His friend shared that she had grown up in a Buddhist family, spent some time in a Christian church, but now described herself as a "lost sheep.” Keith shared that the point of believing in Jesus Christ is not what we can do to get to God, but what God has already done to show his love to us.

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