Tom Lin

InterVarsity president Tom Lin

President
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Lin was commissioned as the eighth president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA on August 10, 2016, the first full president to be chosen from InterVarsity staff.

Tom served with InterVarsity/USA from 1994 to 2001, planting new student chapters at Harvard University and Boston University, developing new national fundraising strategies, and designing national training for InterVarsity staff.

From 2002 to 2006, Tom helped establish an evangelical student movement in Mongolia and served as the country director for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Mongolia. Tom and his family moved back to the U.S. in 2006, when he became InterVarsity’s Central Region Regional Director, overseeing undergraduate campus ministry in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

From 2011 to 2016, Tom served as Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference. He led a team which oversaw 25 short-term urban projects, study abroad ministry, long-term collaborative partnerships in over 100 countries, training students and staff in missions, new global initiatives, and Urbana.

Tom has served as a missions consultant for various organizations and is frequently invited to speak in the U.S. and around the world. From 2005-2014, he served as a trustee and vice-chair of the board of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and has also served on the boards of Missio Nexus and Leadership & Legacy Foundation. He currently serves on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Crowell Trust, and as the North American Regional Director for the Lausanne movement.

Tom is the author of Pursuing God’s Call (2012) and Losing Face, Finding Grace (1996), both published by InterVarsity Press, as well as co-editor of the Urbana Onward book series (2012). He has a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University, and holds an M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Tom, his wife Nancy, and their two daughters currently live in Madison, Wisconsin.