President's Page

IN TRANSITION

Alec Hill and Jim Lundgren

Alec Hill has stepped down as president
and Jim Lundgren currently serves as InterVarsity's interim president

Alec served as president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA from 2001 to 2015. He stepped down as president following a diagnosis of bone marrow cancer.

Jim will serve as president until a replacement is selected by InterVarsity's board of trustees. He has served on InterVarsity staff for 42 years, the last 12 years as senior vice president and director of collegiate ministries. He first addressed staff as president on June 10, 2015: "Moving Forward with Expectation and Hope: Waiting on God Together."

Alec's 14-year tenure at InterVarsity was marked by one of the most significant periods of growth since InterVarsity's founding almost 75 years ago, and a vigorous cultural engagement. Examples of Alec addressing issues related to InterVarsity's campus mission are linked below, and in the column headlines to the right.


Making Sense of a Troubling Parable

Alec is intrigued by one of Jesus' most challenging parables, the short parable of the servant in Luke 17:7-10. He presented his reflections in a talk at the 2014 FCCI International Business Leaders Conference  (Fellowship of Companies for Christ International) and also in an article in Christianity Today.

Addressing Asbury Graduates

Alec Hill's Asbury University 2014 Commencement Address on the challenges of being a courageous leader.

Distinguished Alumni Award

InterVarsity president Alec Hill and his wife Mary have been honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Young Life, an organization with a rich history of ministry to high school and middle school students. - read more

Reflections on Campus Access

Ours is a pluralistic society where various cultures, ideologies, and religious perspectives vie for attention in the marketplaces of ideas. Historically, the university campus has been a place where robust pluralism is most evident. It is a tragic loss that one of those voices — orthodox Christian faith — is now being muted.  read more

Campus ministry is more strategic than ever

Today’s typical student is spiritually open, picking and choosing from a variety of religious traditions while searching for meaning and seeking to establish a personal faith.  Alec explains why InterVarsity is a vital presence on U.S. campuses. AUDIO REFLECTIONS - listen now (2 minutes)

Stay connected to the Vine

At InterVarsity’s 2011 staff conference, Alec Hill exhorted our staff to stay connected to Jesus, the source of true life. Drawing from Jesus’s words in the 15th chapter of the Gospel of John, Alec challenged InterVarsity staff to abide in Christ, by regularly connecting with Him and observing the sacred rhythms of devotions and sabbath rest. Click on the video below, or listen now

Leading in our Universities

On October 15, 2011, Alec Hill shared some thoughts from campus ministry with the Vineyard Leadership Conference, at Vineyard Church in Columbus, Ohio. Alec’s portion of the presentation begins at about the 14 minute mark.

Alec Hill named alumnus of the year

InterVarsity President Alec HIll has been honored as the 2012 Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University. The award commends Alec for his life-long dedication to renewing university campuses one student at a time.  You can read the full story here.

Students: being missional starts now

If you want to learn why Alec is excited about working with InterVarsity, watch this video of his address to thousands of college students and recent graduates at InterVarsity’s Urbana Student Missions Conference in 2009.  In this talk, Alec paints a vivid picture of students actively participating in God’s mission, and shares how God uses all his people – including students - to advance his Kingdom throughout the world.