What is an InterVarsity Staff?
InterVarsity Chapters across the nation are supported by InterVarsity staff sent out to work as campus ministers and missionaries to the college and university world. UCF has a diverse team of such workers. If you would like to meet with any of us, don't hesitate to send us an email. We would love to get to know you and hear your stories!
Danny is an InterVarsity alum who graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2007 with a degree in marine biology. As a student Danny had a transformative experience through InterVarsity that enabled him to embrace his ethnic identity as a Chinese American in Christ. He moved to Orlando to pursue a master's degree in biology at UCF. He has been serving as a full time campus minister with InterVarsity since 2010. He is passionate about developing missional leaders out of all the students at IV UCF and also has a passion for justice issues, crossing cultures, racial reconciliation, and a heart specifically for working with Asian-American students in their ethnic identity formation and their leadership development. You can reach Danny directly at email@example.com
Krista is a Vietnamese American who graduated from UCF in 2013 with a degree in nursing. She went into the field working as a registered nurse until she attended Unlocked 2014, a Florida Regional Asian American student conference hosted in by InterVarsity, where she felt the Lord calling her into student work. After some faithful time spent in discernment, Krista decided to take a leap of faith and joined us on staff working within InterVarsity's strategic branch; Nurses Christian Fellowship. Krista is primarily on campus working with nursing students at UCF and is also dreaming about planting more nursing student communities in Central Florida. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lily Massie (Maxwell)
Lily is a part-time staff at Valencia College. She graduated from UCF in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s in Journalism and a minor in Religious Studies. Early in her college career she thought she would be a food editor, a documentarian, or a back-pack journalist. Through the years, she felt God calling her to work with InterVarsity here in Central Florida. Lily joined IV in 2008 and became a believer in 2009 and has remained with InterVarsity ever since. She desires to see a vibrant student-led movement transforming the Valencia campus. She is passionate about walking alongside students and faculty in their spiritual walk and life. She likes to read books, watch trilogies and hang out in local coffee shops. She also goes for really long bike rides. You can contact Lily directly by emailing her at email@example.com
Denisse Foster (Vega)
Denisse is a second generation Puerto Rican who graduated from UCF in 2008. After college, she spent her time being a stay at home mom. and spent a year working as an administrative assistant for the Central Florida InterVarsity Area office. In 2010, during the National LaFe (Latino Fellowship) Conference, the Lord called Denisse to serve Latino students. She is now a campus staff at UCF with InterVarsity's LaFe community. She is married to Wes Foster and they have a beautiful daughter Maya. You can email Denisse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wes graduated from UCF in 2010 with a degree in Anthropology. As a student, Wes led several small group Bible studies and sought to engage the relativistic ideology of his peers on campus. As a staff, Wes has experience serving community college students and is excited to now be working at his alma mater. Wes's role on the UCF staff team is to reach out to the several dorm communities, as well as begin connecting our ministry to nearby Seminole State Oviedo. Wes is married to Denisse Foster, and their daughter, Maya, enjoys being at UCF when she is not in kindergarten. You can get in touch with Wes directly at email@example.com
Arul graduated from UCF in 2008. While he was a student majoring in molecular biology he served as a leader through InterVarsity. Arul’s passion to engage the college campus with the gospel led him to leave his pursuit of medical school and to use his degree in molecular biology for Christian ministry. After joining InterVarsity staff, Arul helped plant InterVarsity’s South Asian fellowship, Vishwasa. Arul continues to enjoy mobilizing and training students to reach more campuses with the Gospel as he plants InterVarsity's work on unreached campuses in the city of Orlando. You can contact Arul at firstname.lastname@example.org