Bio: Beau loves starting new things for God in difficult places.
He currently is the Greater Los Angeles Director for Greek InterVarsity and in charge of specifically seeing new Greek InterVarsity chapters start on college campuses. The vision of Greek InterVarsity in Southern California is to see a "witnessing community in every fraternity and sorority in SoCal."
He has been on staff for 9 years and previously oversaw the ministry at San Diego State. Beau is married to Kristina and they have two kids: Noah (4) and Sophia (2). Beau became a Christian in college at the University of San Diego where he played golf. He has a passion for helping students connect with Jesus, and right behind that is his passion for the Seahawks!.
Bio: James Choung seeks to empower rising generations of Kingdom world-changers. To this end, he currently serves as national director of Evangelism for InterVarsity, and is a licensed pastor with Vineyard USA.
Bio: Tracey is a graduate of Fuller's Global Leadership program. Ever since encountering Jesus as a freshman at UCLA, she has been passionate about seeing God transform students and campuses and for that transformation to spread to the world. Unto that end she is a speaker, author, and currently serves on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a Senior Area Director. She leads a diverse staff team in LA toward seeing thriving witnessing communities on all 70 of the campuses in the Greater Los Angeles area. She lives in Culver City with her husband and two young boys. When she's not busy running around with them, she enjoys tasting new food (either by cooking or visiting some of the many great restaurants in LA) and daydreaming about traveling the world.
Bio: Brad is currently the Church Planting Strategist for a network of churches in Kansas City; where he recruits, trains and coaches church planters. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. Brad blogs regularly at missionalchurchnetwork.com He serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Mission Training Network and is co-founder of the Sentralized Conference.
Bio:JR Woodward (M.A., Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary) desires to awaken people to join God in the renewal of all things. He is a church planter, activist, missiologist and author of Creating a Missional Culture(IVP 2012). He founded [nlcf] and cofounded Kairos LA as well as the Ecclesia Network. Starting in February of 2013 he will be serving as the coordinator for the V3 Tribe, a missional church planting movement in the United States. He serves locally with the District Church in Washington D.C, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester (UK). He enjoys blogging and you can find him tweeting here. He loves to surf, travel, read, skateboard, and meet new people. He enjoys photography and film and tries to attend the Sundance Film Festival whenever he can.
Bio:Jon works with InterVarsity/USA as the Regional Director for the Central US where the vision is to see "a movement of missional communities planted in our 'Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth': 500 Cells, 50 Chapters, and 1 overseas student movement".
Jon and his wife Steph have been married for 10 years and have two children, Elijah (6) and Abigail (4).
Bio:Dave Ferguson is the Lead Pastor of COMMUNITY, an innovative multi-site missional community who is passionate about “helping people find their way back to God”.
CCC has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at thirteen locations throughout Chicago and was recognized as one of the most influential churches in America. Dave provides visionary leadership for NewThing (www.newthing.org) whose dream is to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches. He is the author of The BIG IDEA (2007) and Exponential (2010) and On The Verge (2011). Next to Jesus, Dave loves his wife Sue immensely and his three terrific kids Amy, Joshua and Caleb.
Linson Daniel serves as Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in North Texas and Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Mesquite, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.
While at UT, Linson helped plant the first-ever South Asian-specific chapter for InterVarsity named OneWay Christian Fellowship. OneWay is celebrating over 12 years of ministry in Texas, and has produced three other South Asian-specific chapters within the region.
Linson worked as an engineer in the corporate world for six years before taking the plunge into full-time ministry. In the past 3 years of ministry, Linson has helped plant 7+ new InterVarsity chapters in the Red River Region and also helped plant a new church in Dallas, TX.
He is married to his wonderful wife, Betina, and they have a talkative 2 year old daughter named, Sophia. Linson loves teaching, leading worship, playing music, and making people laugh. His newest hobby is writing/blogging and you can find him at www.linsondaniel.com.
Bio:Eric and Stacy Rafferty are passionate about helping college students get to know Jesus. They fell in love with missional community, evangelism, and discipleship as students at the University of Redlands in Southern California.
They’ve since moved to Omaha, Nebraska to work with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship planting multi-ethnic communities that bring the love of God to every corner of Nebraska college and university campuses. Eric and Stacy long to see Jesus break down “dividing walls of hostility” in the city of Omaha and for the gospel to break into every culture of the city. They have two awesome kids: Memo (2 years) and Elena (5 months).
Bio:Sarah is passionate about raising up apostolic leaders that unleash the Kingdom of God in neighborhoods and communities around the world.
She is currently part of two church-planting movements, one in Southeast San Diego, and one in Southeast Asia. She went back to school to get her MBA through Bakke Graduate University, specifically to figure out how business and mission can intersect and bring transformation to our cities and neighborhoods through jobs, small businesses, and entrepreneurship. She is excited to use this training to create job opportunities for urban youth and families in Southeast San Diego. Sarah and BJ live on an urban farm with another family, where they raise goats, chickens, cats, dogs, and various other living things.
Bio:As the first National Director of Chapter Planting for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, Shawn leads the organization's efforts to establish new campus ministries at colleges and universities.
He was one of the original architects of InterVarsity's successful Planting Cohort, which has launched 115 new chapters nationwide over the last 6 years. Shawn also leads a group of "thought-leaders" (a.k.a. mad scientists) who continue to create, innovate and experiment with the latest ideas for starting missional communities.
Bio: Luke Cawley is the Director of Chrysolis, which exists to help you relate the story of Jesus to all of life, so that you can help others become convinced of his truth, beauty and relevance.
Luke has spent most of his adult life founding and developing missional communities on university campuses in Europe. During this time, he has overseen the establishment of thriving Christian communities on six university campuses which previously lacked any public Christian witness. He was also previously in charge of the bible teaching ministry of a small church plant in the UK.
He has an MA in Evangelism & Leadership from Wheaton College in Illinois, and is currently studying Christian Apologetics at Oxford University.
Luke is a regular speaker at conferences and outreach events in various countries. He is also a former newspaper columnist who now writes primarily on issues of Christian mission. You can read more of Luke's writing at www.chrysolis.org and InterVarsity Evangelism
Bio:Chris has been developing apostolic ministry among students for 33 years, first in CA and now in New England. As Regional Director for IVCF New England he is responsible for calling out and developing gifts for ministry that advance the gospel. He's married to Ellen and father to Nate and David.
Bio: Steve has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1971. His first thirty years were spent in pioneering and developing the work of InterVarsity in Central and Southern California. That effort involved identifying, positioning, and resourcing catalytic leaders. Since 2004 he has served as a spiritual director and retreat leader for current and former IVCF staff, helping them to abide in Christ and be rooted in his love. His website www.stevenstuckey.com has additional resources. Steve and his wife Nancy have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Bio: Laura is a wife, mom & practitioner. She serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Mission Training Network and is co-founder of Waken Ministries, both organizations helping with missionary formation & discipleship. She lives in the North Dallas suburbs where she mentors teenage girls in her home as well as longs to see her neighborhood look more like the kingdom of God each day. Her heartbeat is for every follower of Jesus to see themselves as missionaries in their every day lives.