As Chief Campus Ministry Officer, Jason Thomas leads InterVarsity’s ministry to students and faculty by overseeing the Field Leadership Team. He partners with highly motivated and experienced national leaders to develop the next generation of world changers for Jesus.
Jason was born into a South Asian Christian family and grew up in the Detroit metro area. He went to Western Michigan University where he first encountered InterVarsity and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Jason also holds a master’s in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
For the majority of his 22 years with InterVarsity, Jason has served alongside his wife Andrea. First as Co-Area Directors in West Michigan and then as Co-Regional Directors in the Red River Region. While in Austin, they formed high-caliber leadership teams that improved the health and growth of the region doubling it to a thriving mission serving 1,900 students with 50 staff.
While leading a turnaround in the Red River region, Jason simultaneously served for 10 years as the National South Asian American Coordinator. His leadership helped InterVarsity launch a national South Asian IV (SAIV) ministry where Jason mentored South Asian staff and produced three transformative SAIV Leadership Institutes. There are currently over 25 South Asian staff serving throughout the movement.
Jason and Andrea have been married for 26 years and currently reside in Madison, Wisconsin. Andrea serves as InterVarsity's Director of Senior Leadership Development and is a breast cancer survivor. Jason loves strategy games, traveling, playing basketball, and reading books on leadership while being a Dad to his three emerging adult children Alayna, Priya, and Josiah.