Lindsay Olesberg

Scripture Consultant

Lindsay has been on staff with InterVarsity for 28 years, enjoying the opportunity to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and missionaries. She divides her time between the Urbana Team and serving as the Director of Scripture Engagement. In 2010, Lindsay oversaw Scripture Engagement for Lausanne’s third Global Congress in Cape Town. Her heart for missions is evident through her work on the board of Wycliffe Bible Translators and Servant Partners. She currently lives in Iowa City, IA.

Comfort Foods:

Homemade apple pie

Favorite Music Genre:

80's alternative

Favorite Bible Character:


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


Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

Scone, tea

What’s on your bucket list?

“Hiking in New Zealand”

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

“the beautiful campuses of the Claremont Colleges.”

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

Kenneth Bailey, Henri Nouwen. 

What are you reading right now?

A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman