Chicago Staff and Volunteers

InterVarsity Staff
Rather than a typical bio page, we asked our staff to answer three questions and their responses are posted below
  1. What are your dreams for our ministry?
  2. What do you hope to see in students?
  3. What excites you most about our movement?

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Jessica Suk
Position: Area Director
Contact: Jessica.Suk@InterVarsity.org

1. What are your dreams for our ministry?

I am trusting God for revival across campuses in Chicago!  I dream about breakthroughs in students lives: Jesus healing students, delivering students, hundreds of students following Jesus for the first time.  And, I long for this to overflow outside the campus to the rest of the city as well.

2. What do you hope to see in students?

I hope for committed, courageous followers of Jesus who seek justice, are bold witnesses of Jesus, and who bravely start new things in new corners and campuses across the city.

3. What excites you most about our movement?

I believe the Spirit is leading us into a new season of Kingdom fruitfulness, and I am excited to follow.  I love the revolving door of students who are always coming and going, and am excited for them to taste this fruitfulness and bring it to the next places they go: their communities, families, workplace, churches, and around the world.


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HC Yang
Position:
Campus Staff Member
Campuses:
University of Illinois at Chicago MEIV University of Chicago MEIV and AAIV
Contact: HC.Yang@InterVarsity.Org

1. What are your dreams for our ministry?

The biggest dream that I have for our ministry is that it would be a prophetic, innovative, and fruit-producing space that bases all that it does on an immediate obedience to the movement of the Holy Spirit. All those words are carefully chosen and you can ask me for why I chose them 🙂

2. What do you hope to see in students?

I think that Christianity is entering into a new era: I hope to see students that are prepared to rise to the challenges and opportunities of that era. I believe this will require an even greater intimacy with the Father, deeper understanding of Jesus, and bolder obedience to the Holy Spirit – I want to see them take hold of all of that in mission.

3. What excites you most about our movement?

The reason I aable to get up in the morning is because I truly believe that God is inviting us into something different in the ministry and I feel blessed and excited to be a part of that. I love that all the colleagues I get to work with feel that too and are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to follow Jesus in that.


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Jennifer Galindo
Position: Campus Staff Member
Campus: University of Illinois at Chicago Lafe
Contact: 
Jennifer.Galindo@InterVarsity.org

1. What are your dreams for our ministry?

My dreams for our ministry are specific to Latino students since I am the Chicago city staff for our Latino Fellowship (LaFe). I pray that God will grow the LaFe ministry exponentially. Teaching the students what it means to have a faith and be Latino while simultaneously inviting others to be a part of it.

2. What do you hope to see in students?

I hope to see in our students a desire to learn from God, risk-taking in ministry, and leading others as a way of partaking in what God is doing across the city of Chicago.

3. What excites you most about our movement?

What is exciting about our movement is that our students are being taught what it looks like to be led by the Holy Spirit allowing God to show us where to go next, and to reach every corner of every campus, potentially even a different campus in Chicago.


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Kweku Bransah
Position: Campus Staff Minister
Campus: TBD
Contact: Kweku.Bransah@InterVarsity.org

 

 


Joy Pettigrew
Position: Campus Staff Minister
Campus: TBD
Contact: Joy.Pettigrew@InterVarsity.org


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Justin Sebastian
Position: Campus Staff Minister
Campus: University of Illinois at Chicago Pilipino InterVarsity
Contact: Justin.Sebastian@InterVarsity.org

 

 


Melissa Casiano
Position: Campus Staff Minister
Campus: Loyola University Chicago Pilipino InterVarsity
Contact: Melissa.Casiano@InterVarsity.org

 


Volunteers

Sharon Chien
Campus: University of Illinois at Chicago – AAIV

Georgene Acquaah
Campus: Roosevelt University