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About Us

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Our Story

Our Story

InterVarsity in the Twin Cities has been around since 1939, with the first chapter starting at the University of Minnesota.

In our 80 year legacy in the Twin Cities, InterVarsity has continued to develop student leaders for their campus years and beyond, with our alumni going on to become marketplace leaders, church planters, influential academics, and important community members. 

In different decades, our reach in the cities has varied, but in the past two years alone, we've delighted in seeing three new campuses planted or replanted with InterVarsity ministry. And, we have even more campuses in the works, ready to start InterVarsity ministry. We're excited to continue to follow what the Lord is doing here in the cities, and we'd love to have you join us. 

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Our Values & Mission

InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. What are our values?

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SCRIPTURE

In every one of our campus ministries, at community colleges, elite private schools, at the University of Minnesota, you will find thoughtful and transformative Scripture study. We love seeing students grow in their faith and come to faith through God's Word.

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COMMUNITY

We value wholehearted, authentic community. In the midst of a college environment that can be lonely or isolating, we want students to experience a Christian community that will form and shape their college years. 

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We're convinced that college students are some of the most wonderful people in the world, and we know that they are the future generations of leaders in our world, too. We want to develop students as faith filled leaders during their college years in a way that will impact the rest of their lives. 

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MULTIETHNICITY 

Just as the Kingdom of God represents every tribe, tongue, and nation, we long for our ministries to do so, as well. We are intentional to develop the ethnic identity of our students, to cross cultures well, and to work together in our diversity for the glory of God. 

What Is InterVarsity?

InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty at colleges and universities across the U.S. with chapters  on more than 700 campuses nationwide. 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. We feel called to reach every corner of every campus with the real hope of Christ, inviting students and faculty to follow Jesus with their whole lives.

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Our Team

Meet Our Team

Amy Staley

METRO MINNESOTA AREA DIRECTOR

Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with degrees in Religious Studies and English Literature and is currently pursuing an MDiv at Bethel Seminary. She served on staff with InterVarsity in Wisconsin for six years before moving to the Twin Cities, and her favorite part of working in campus ministry is seeing the development of innovative, faithful leaders as they grow more like Jesus. She loves the Twin Cities, especially anywhere you can see the Minneapolis skyline or try a new restaurant.

Lucas Wencl

CAMPUS STAFF MINISTER: ST. OLAF COLLEGE & HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

Lucas graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in Digital Marketing & Analytics and an Integrated Strategic Communications certificate. He's served on staff with InterVarsity for three years - one at his alma mater and two in the Twin Cities. His favorite part of working in campus ministry is getting to walk alongside and disciple young adults as they learn what life looks like in this stage.  Lucas grew up in the Twin Cities, so as he returns to his old stomping grounds, he loves getting to enjoy time with his family and attend any and all Minnesota sporting events.

Amy Wells

CAMPUS STAFF MINISTER: ST. OLAF COLLEGE & HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with degrees in Mathematics and Sociology and is currently pursuing an MDiv at Bethel Seminary. She served on staff with InterVarsity at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater for five years before moving to the Twin Cities, and her favorite part of working in campus ministry is seeing students grow in living counterculturally for Jesus and in their multiethnic journeys. She loves finding fun places to hike in the Twin Cities, like Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Hannah Rasmussen

GRADUATE & FACULTY MINISTRY: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA​

Hannah grew up in Tanzania and Kenya, studied English and Sociology at Macalester College, and has a Master of Divinity from Africa International University in Kenya.She also works part-time as an acquisitions editor for Oasis International, publisher of the Africa Study Bible. She is thrilled to walk alongside graduate students and faculty as they integrate faith into their vocations. She also loves an excuse to have tea, brunch, or enjoy Minnesota's lakes and rivers. 

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE IN...

The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,
existing eternally in three persons
Father; Son; and Holy Spirit; full of love and glory.

The unique divine inspiration,
entire trustworthiness,
and authority of the Bible.

The value and dignity of all people:
created in God’s image to live in love and holiness,
but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt,
and justly subject to God’s wrath.

Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine,
who lived as a perfect example,
who assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place,
and who was bodily raised from the dead and ascended as Savior and Lord.

Justification by God’s grace to all who repent
and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit,
who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.

The unity of all believers in Jesus Christ,
manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches
making disciples throughout the world.

The victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ,
who will judge all people with justice and mercy,
giving over the unrepentant to eternal condemnation
but receiving the redeemed into eternal life.


To God be glory forever.

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OCTOBER 20, 2000

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