Chicago Staff and Volunteers

Full-Time 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?

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 Minister
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 Minister
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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Jerry Zhu
Position: Partnership and Operations Coordinator
Contact: Jerry.Zhu@InterVarsity.org

1. What are your dreams for our ministry?

I dream that out of our movement’s obedience to the Holy Spirit, students, communities, staff, and campuses across the Chicago will experience Jesus in a way that brings healing, liberation, and new life.

2. What do you hope to see in students?

I hope that as our students engage in our movement they will feel a sense of community and conviction. A community where they can develop intimacy and deeper understanding of others and the Father, and conviction that prompts action which leads to transformation.

3. What excites you most about our movement?

As our team has prayed and prepared, we discerned that the Lord is inviting us to bring revival to the Chicago college campuses. It’s been so exciting to see God align various networks that have created opportunities and opened doors for us, and this makes me believe that we are responding to God’s calling for our movement.


Volunteers

Sharon Chien
Campus: University of Illinois at Chicago – AAIV

Tolu Adeleke
Campus: University of Illinois at Chicago – BCM

Georgene Acquaah
Campus: Roosevelt University

Kweku Bransah
Campus: TBD