The Diversity Gap

Scaling Diversity Across a National Organization with Tom Lin

Episode Summary

In this conversation, Bethaney interviews the current president of Intervarsity Christan Fellowship, Tom Lin. Tom has many years experience as an executive level leader in organizations. He is currently on the board of Fuller Theological Seminary and has served on the boards of many other influential organizations. He is an author and contributor to many publications, and he has spent his life in service to a purpose much bigger than himself. In this conversation, we talk about diversity strategy for large, national organizations. We talk about leadership capacity in the midst of difficult times. We also discuss the importance of learning from cultures and communities outside of the United States.

Episode Notes

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.

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


The Diversity Gap is a two-year exploration into the gap between good intentions and good impact. You can learn more at You can also follow along on Instagram @thediversitygap or on Facebook!

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