Search Underway for Next InterVarsity President

After 17 years as President and CEO of InterVarsity, Geri Rodman has announced her intention to retire.

“We are so grateful for Geri’s years of leadership and her life-long commitment to reaching students for Jesus Christ,” said InterVarsity Board Chair TV Thomas. “Her retirement, after nearly 40 years in ministry, has been thoughtfully planned and we anticipate a smooth transition to a new president.”

Geri’s vocational call to student ministry began after she graduated from the University of Toronto in the early 1970s and moved to Bogota, Colombia to volunteer with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.  In 1979 she became a campus staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA in California, continuing to serve the Pacific region in several senior leadership roles until she accepted the presidency of InterVarsity in Canada in 2000.

“My commitment to seeing students become life-long followers of Jesus is as strong today as it was 40 years ago,” said Geri. “But I believe it is time to pass the mantle of leadership to the person God has been preparing for this particular role. I am also looking forward to discovering what God has in store for me as I move into a new chapter of life.”

InterVarsity has grown significantly under Geri’s leadership, both numerically and in the diversity of students involved in campus and camp programs. With nine camps and 62 campus groups, InterVarsity’s ministry annually reaches 30,000 children and youth, whose ages span from five years to 25.

InterVarsity’s Board of Directors has established a Discernment and Search Committee to lead the search for the new president.

A brief outlining the role is available here.

Interested candidates should contact Christine St-Amour of CSA Consulting at

Deadline for applications is Dec. 18, 2017.

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