Carolyn Carney

Prayer Coordinator

With over 30 years of service with InterVarsity, Carolyn loves to witness and encourage people growing to become more like Christ. She’s discovered that intentionally choosing to be a minority—through living in South Africa, serving with IFES, being part of a black congregation and an adoptive Cuban family—has enabled her to listen more and talk less. She currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.   

Comfort Foods:

Shrimp and grits

Favorite Music Genre:

Jazz Standards

Favorite Verse:

“I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.” John 14:18

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

“Definitely scone. Most definitely, coffee!”

What’s on your bucket list?

“Don't have a bucket list.”

When I think of college, I think of . . .

“my many friends and the fun times we had.”

Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?

“Ignatius of Loyola and The Spiritual Exercises are a huge influence on me everyday.” 

What are you reading right now?

“Currently, I am reading a novel about slavery and a book exploring the spiritual formation of emerging adults.  I'm finding this very helpful!”