Kat Roffina portrait overlooking river scene

April 2021

The InterVarsity Alumni Association is thrilled to recognize Kat Roffina as our first Alumni Hero! This honor will be bestowed on alumni who demonstrate exceptional commitment to accelerating InterVarsity’s mission on campus through their giving, advocacy, prayer, and service.

First, Kat Roffina said yes to mentoring a student after she graduated from Rider University in New Jersey. Then she said yes to volunteering at fall conferences. Inspired by what God was doing, Kat led a team of alumni in intercessory prayer for a large outreach event on campus. And then Kat said yes when invited to serve on campus alongside a campus minister one day a week. When that campus mininster transitioned to a new role, Kat said, “It was easy for me to say yes to serving as a volunteer staff because I had said those yeses before.”

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Suffice it to say, it seems like more than a few connections can be made between our situation and Jonah’s in-the-belly waiting.


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