Alumni and Staff Profiles

As a freshman, Parker was ambivalent about the small InterVarsity chapter that he was invited to attend at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

Renee McCrory decided to join InterVarsity staff at the end of a long day at her sales job. She was driving to George Mason University (GMU) where she led a small group Bible study started by her church. “I realized that this could be my job,” she recalled. “I love it, so I thought, why don’t I do it fulltime?”

Robert Finley was hired straight out of college in 1945 by C. Stacey Woods, the founder of InterVarsity. During this formative period for a number of evangelical ministries, Finley met and worked with many other pioneers as they followed God’s call to spread the gospel message across the U.S. and around the world in the post-World War II era.

Dr. Denis Mukwege, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018, is a graduate of InterVarsity’s sister movement in Burundi, where he did part of his medical studies.

Gwen Wong was InterVarsity’s second Asian American staff member and was known throughout her adult life for her love of teaching inductive Bible study. She was also known at one time for her fastball.

Barbara Boyd was a key leader for generations of students, as the creator of InterVarsity’s popular Bible and Life program.

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