Kurt Thiel was called to student ministry in college as he shared Jesus with his dormmates and fraternity brothers. Urbana also played a large role in leading him to cross-cultural missions. He has served InterVarsity as a campus minister and Area Director and has also worked with IFES in Slovakia. In his current role, Kurt seeks to connect InterVarsity with its sister movements within the IFES overseas. From Latin America to the Philippines, his ministry has taken him all around the world.