Tom Lin

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 US in 2006, settling in St. Louis to become Regional Director of InterVarsity’s Central Region. From 2011 to 2016, he served as Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference

From 2005 to 2014, Tom 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, the Crowell Trust, and the Lausanne movement.

Tom is the author of Pursuing God’s Call (2012) and Losing Face, Finding Grace (1996), as well as co-editor of the Urbana Onward book series (2012), and a contributor to Still Evangelical (2018), all published by InterVarsity Press. Tom is also a contributor to Uncommon Ground (2020), published by Thomas Nelson. 

He has a BA in Economics from Harvard University and holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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