2021-2022 Annual Report | InterVarsity
2021-2022 Annual Report

WITH YOU

ALWAYS

Annual Report 2021-2022

Dear Friend,

As I’ve reflected on our 2021-2022 year of ministry, I’ve kept returning to the promise Jesus gives his disciples in the Great Commission: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Mt 28:20).

The goal they’re about to pursue is huge — making disciples of all nations. And to help them do it, Jesus gives them simple techniques and strategies … and most of all, himself. The simple promise of his presence. “I’ll be with you the whole way,” he says. “I’ll never leave. And whatever happens as you follow me, that will be enough.”

I know how deeply you long for revival on campus. We do this because we trust that same promise. In every moment of our ministry with students and faculty, Jesus is there with us. 

And wherever Jesus is, new life happens.

This year, after two challenging years of mostly virtual ministry, we reconnected in-person on campus and rebuilt our chapters. Through our chapters, events, conferences, and camps, we reached 48,891 students and faculty members across nearly 700 campuses. Over 13,000 of those students gathered in 2,040 small groups, studying God’s Word and praying together, as did 1,093 faculty. “Every second of Bible study this year was worth it. It was like nothing I’ve ever experienced,” one student said.

We served 30 percent more freshmen than we did last year, and 65 percent more students made first-time decisions to follow Jesus! Just sharing this with you fills me again with awe at God’s grace and goodness. These students are new lives walking with Jesus in the joy of his “I am with you always” promise.

College has always been pivotal in students finding their calling. In a survey of students in our movement, over 50 percent of those interested in cross-cultural missions became Christians in college. 

48,891
STUDENTS & FACULTY
MEMBERS REACHED

65% MORE
FIRST-TIME DECISIONS TO 
FOLLOW JESUS

30% MORE
FRESHMEN WERE SERVED

More than 2,000 students participated in missions this year, growing as whole-life, whole-world disciples — and as we look toward Urbana 22 this December, we hope to mobilize thousands more.

While 20 percent of college students describe themselves as “nothing in particular” spiritually, they’re more open to the gospel than ever before. Isn’t that incredible? At a time when they’re the most likely to become strong disciples, more students are open to the real hope of Jesus. We know that’s the spiritual opportunity on campus right now. It’s the possibility of reaching many more students, like one who said, 

God saved me through this ministry.

We used the same ministry tools on campus this year that Jesus did with his first disciples: the everyday gifts of Scripture, prayer, evangelism, and relationship.

For 2,000 years, these tools have never failed to advance God’s kingdom. Ordinary means in ordinary moments — a dorm room Bible study, a quiet prayer meeting before class, a simple invitation to come to an event — that Jesus multiplied into extraordinary new life.

This current school year will also be, in some ways, “ordinary”: ordinary ministry with ordinary tools. But, of course, we know no ministry year will ever be ordinary. Not when Jesus is with us as we follow him and make disciples on campus.

I’m so thankful for your prayerful stewardship of our work inviting students and faculty — like the ones in these stories— to put their trust in Jesus.


For God’s glory,

Tom Lin President/CEO,
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

Myles loved the InterVarsity community at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (a newly planted ministry) but wasn’t interested in leadership. Yet, as his InterVarsity friendships deepened, Myles eventually agreed to lead a Bible study —where he helped lead two students
to faith!

Naomi and Kyler, two dual enrollment high school students, started a Bible study at Santa Fe College in Florida. Two non-Christians, Tim and Caleb, joined — and later became two of the 1,557 InterVarsity students who made first-time decisions to follow Jesus in the 2021-2022 school year.

InterVarsity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison grew in size and leadership, with one chapter nearly doubling from 30 students to 52. Twelve of these students made decisions to follow Jesus this year, and another 20 became student leaders. God is good!

Myles loved the InterVarsity community at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (a newly planted ministry) but wasn’t interested in leadership. Yet, as his InterVarsity friendships deepened, Myles eventually agreed to lead a Bible study —where he helped lead two students to faith!

Naomi and Kyler, two dual enrollment high school students, started a Bible study at Santa Fe College in Florida. Two non-Christians, Tim and Caleb, joined — and later became two of the 1,557 InterVarsity students who made first-time decisions to follow Jesus in the 2021-2022 school year.

InterVarsity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison grew in size and leadership, with one chapter nearly doubling from 30 students to 52. Twelve of these students made decisions to follow Jesus this year, and another 20 became student leaders. God is good!

Board of Trustees

Ed Ollie | Chair

April Hanson | Vice Chair

Tom Lin | President

Claude Alexander

John Alsdorf

Andy Crouch

Kenneth G. Elzinga

William C. Gates

John Inazu

David Liu

Holly Liu

Elizabeth Nielsen

Dennis O’Neal

Alvin Padilla

Jimmy Quach

Sandy Shugart

Beth Stephenson

Executive Leadership Team

Tom Lin
President,
Chief Executive Officer

Paula Fuller
Executive Vice President,
People & Culture / Chief Culture Officer

Jon Eisenberg
Executive Vice President,
Development / Chief Development Officer

Greg Jao
Executive Vice President,
Communications & Mobilization / Chief
Communications Officer

Kim Porter
Executive Vice President,
Chief of Staff to the President

Jason Thomas
Executive Vice President,
Field Ministries / Chief Campus
Ministry Officer

DeeDee Wilson
Executive Vice President,
Finance and Administration / Chief
Financial Officer

Our Financials
In Thousands of Dollars
Income
Donations
$94,045
Sales & Media
18,264
Conference Fees
1,504
Investments
(5,238)
Other Income
774
Total Income
109,349
Expenses
Program
$90,573
Administrative
13,581
Fundraising &
Communications
12,588
Total Expenses
116,742
Net Activity*
(7,393)

*The loss in Net Activity results from unrealized losses on our investment portfolio and the timing of spending in this year against income received in prior years.