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Outcomes Conference 2022: Meet Tom Lin – Mainstage Presenter

Meet Tom Lin, CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

Christian Leadership Alliance is honored to feature Tom Lin, CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as the opening presenter for the Outcomes Conference 2022. We are grateful for Tom’s voice as a member of the Alliance Community and are full of expectancy about the message God will put on his heart to share with us. He will kick off the 46th gathering of Alliance leaders.

Tom’s Journey

Tom Lin was commissioned as the eighth president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA on August 10, 2016, the first full president to be chosen from InterVarsity staff.

Tom served with InterVarsity/USA from 1994 to 2001, planting new student chapters at Harvard University and Boston University, developing new national fundraising strategies, and designing national training for InterVarsity staff.

From 2002 to 2006, Tom helped establish an evangelical student movement in Mongolia and served as the country director for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Mongolia. Tom and his family moved back to the US in 2006, settling in St. Louis to become Regional Director of InterVarsity’s Central Region. From 2011 to 2016, he served as Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference

From 2005 to 2014, Tom served as a trustee and vice-chair of the board of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and has also served on the boards of Missio Nexus and Leadership & Legacy Foundation. He currently serves on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, the Crowell Trust, and the Lausanne movement.

Tom is the author of Pursuing God’s Call (2012) and Losing Face, Finding Grace (1996), as well as co-editor of the Urbana Onward book series (2012), and a contributor to Still Evangelical (2018), all published by InterVarsity Press. Tom is also a contributor to Uncommon Ground (2020), published by Thomas Nelson. 

He has a BA in Economics from Harvard University and holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Tom, his wife Nancy, and their two daughters live in Madison, Wisconsin.

About InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

For over 75 years, InterVarsity has had a vital presence on hundreds of college campuses, courageously proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior, engaging in discipleship around Scripture, and loving people of every ethnicity and culture.

InterVarsity’s vision is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed.

They advance their vision by ministering in a variety of ways, including planting chapters that reach every corner of campus, sending students to global mission fields, serving the larger Christian Church through their retreat and training centers, and producing award-winning books and video resources.


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