InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Ron is the IVCF Area Director for International Student Ministry (ISM) in the Northwest Region. His team of twenty-one Team Leaders, Campus Staff Members and Campus Volunteers are located on eight campuses: Portland State, Washington State and Oregon State Universities, the University of Washington, the University of Idaho and the University of Oregon, Willamette University, and Lewis and Clark College. Ministry is expanding to community colleges in Portland and Puget Sound. Each year about 1125 international students are involved. Locally, he serves on the Leadership Team of FOCUS, a unique, multi-sector, collaborative ministry serving students and scholars at Portland State. He serves on the Regional Leadership Team of IVCF’s Northwest Region. Ron serves on the National Team for InterVarsity’s ISM, advising the National Director. He is a frequent presenter at ACMI, the yearly meeting of international student ministries in North America and at IVCF ISM training events. Both Ron and Karen have traveled widely across the US and overseas, as have their eighteen-year-old, twin daughters, Amelia and Carolyn. The family enjoys serving the church through Engage and in other ways throughout the year. They have been members of Sunset since 1991.