I experienced Urbana as a college student. I experienced two Urbanas as an InterVarsity Press employee. I experienced Urbana 12 as a 2100 team member, arriving at InterVarsity’s National Service Center to start my job as a writer and editor just two months before the Conference.
For many of us, great InterVarsity staff workers are sometimes the closest thing we have to what we might consider modern-day saints. So as a very new follower of Jesus at 20 years of age, I had to work up a lot of courage to tell my staff worker about a secret sin that had been suffocating me ever since I realized how wrong it was.