Elizabeth has been on staff with InterVarsity for 18 years and has been teaching Urbana Bible studies since 2006. She appreciates watching God transform lives and working in a community focused on God’s kingdom purposes for his global family. Her position has allowed her to work closely with many IFES colleagues and travel around the world, teaching the Bible and training Bible study leaders in places like Nigeria, Ukraine, Ireland, Mauritius, and Turkey. She has enjoyed living in diverse communities including Southern California for 20 years before moving to St. Louis, Missouri.
Favorite Bible Character:
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
“Anywhere with friends. Turkey? New Zealand? Italy?”
Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?
“Gluten-free cookie & hot water.”
What’s on your bucket list?
“Taking an extended road trip with a friend.”
When I think of college, I think of …
“dorms, friends, and classes. Learning to serve, learning to lead, taking risks of faith, and watching Jesus show up. Gospel transformation in myself, friends, and community. Spending summers among an unreached tribe in Papua New Guinea and living in community and serving in urban neighborhoods. Letting God shape me and falling more deeply in love with Jesus.”
Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?
C. S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, John Stott, Ravi Zacharias, Richard Foster on prayer and disciplines, Desiring God by John Piper, The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
What are you reading right now?
Discipleship on the Edge by Darrell Johnson, Three Months with Revelation by Justo González, Snow by Orhan Pamuk, Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch, A Wind in the House of Islam by David Garrison