Gregory L. Jao

Executive Vice President, Communications & Mobilization
Chief Communications Officer

Greg Jao serves InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as the Executive Vice President of Communications & Mobilization. Greg has more than two decades of experience with InterVarsity, working at InterVarsity Press as well as in the field.

Greg is the author of Your Mind’s Mission (an Urbana Onward book), The Kingdom of God (a LifeGuide Bible Study), and a contributing author to Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents (a discipleship book for Asian Americans) (all published by IVP), Telling the Truth (a book on postmodern evangelism), and Voices of Conflict & Voices of Hope (a two-volume study of American teenagers).

A second-generation Chinese American, he helped develop The Daniel Project, a leadership acceleration program for Asian American InterVarsity staff. He has served on the curricula teams for subsequent Daniel Projects serving African Americans, Latinos, and Fraternity/Sorority ministry staff. He frequently speaks on campus, in churches, and at conferences. Among InterVarsity alumni, Greg is best known as the emcee for the Urbana Student Mission Conferences in 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. 

Greg currently serves on the boards of Wheaton College and of The Evangelical Covenenat Church. Prior to his ministry with InterVarsity, Greg worked as an employee benefits attorney in Chicago. Greg is a graduate of The University of Chicago (B.A. English, 1990) and The Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1994). He has also served as a Trustee of Langham Partnership US.

Greg, his wife Jennifer, and their two daughters reside in suburban Chicago. His last name is pronounced HOW.