Steve Colby

Director of Missions, InterVarsity Canada

After 30 years serving InterVarsity, Steve is most encouraged by seeing God call students into his global mission. He spent 16 years in California’s Bay Area before moving to live and minister in Vancouver, Canada. His family has enjoyed teaming up with students to go on short-term missions trips to places like Bulgaria, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Mexico, and East Asia to partner with IFES.

Comfort Foods: 

“Salmon, prepared in any way! Smoked, grilled, raw—I love it all.”

Favorite Bible Character: 

“Abraham! Also Barnabas—where would we be without the son of encouragement?”  

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

“I would go anywhere! Right now I'd love to go back to return to some of the first places we visited—Bulgaria and Yucatan, Mexico.”

Donut or scone? Coffee or tea? 

“Scone and coffee please.”

When I think of college, I think of …

“The beautiful redwood forest of UC Santa Cruz”

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

The Mission of God by Christopher Wright and Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

What are you reading right now?

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel


Seminars by Steve Colby

Urbana 18