InterVarsity appoints Tebbe as Vice President/Director of Missions
MADISON, WIS., February 27, 2004 – Alec Hill, President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, announced today the appointment of Jim Tebbe as an InterVarsity Vice President and Director of Missions, effective March 1, 2004. Dr. Tebbe was the Director of Urbana 03, InterVarsity’s triennial mission convention, held in December 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Tebbe moved to InterVarsity from Interserve, an international, interdenominational fellowship ministering throughout South and Central Asia and the Middle East. He pastored international churches in Pakistan and Bangladesh before joining the Christian Study Center in Pakistan, a resource for the Christian churches in that country in the areas of the culture and religion of Islam. In 1992, Tebbe was appointed Interserve’s International Director.
“My life is missions,” said Dr. Tebbe, “and I am delighted to be a part of awakening students to proclaim God’s kingdom.”
Tebbe did his undergraduate work at Indiana University, where he was President of the InterVarsity chapter. He received an M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Seminary, an MA in Near Eastern Studies/Islamics from Princeton, and a Ph.D. from St. John’s College in Nottingham, England.
“Missions and Urbana represent a huge part of InterVarsity’s commitment to student witness,” said Dr. Hill. “It is imperative that we have a leader with a heart for the world and a deep love of learning, especially about the worldwide mission of the church.”
Dr. Tebbe is married to Beth, who joins her husband in working in the Madison, Wisconsin based headquarters of InterVarsity. They have four children.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational ministry to university students in the United States with over 35,000 students involved on 565 campuses nationwide. InterVarsity is a founding member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, advancing Christian student work in 150 countries.
You can learn more about InterVarsity at www.intervarsity.org. More detailed information about Urbana 03 is available at www.urbana.org.