Abby has served as a Campus Minister for the IFI Columbus Team since 2014 after she finished her Master’s of Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also worked as the Returnee Ministry Coordinator since 2017. She has switched to the national team in 2019 and works part time as the Returnee Ministry Coordinator since 2019. The vision of the ministry is that the international students get connected to faith community and thrive for the Kingdom of God upon leaving IFI.
Abby has long felt a burden for international students. When she was introduced to IFI, she knew it was an organization she wanted to be a part of. The missions of welcoming students through hospitality and sharing the gospel aligned with her own values. Abby loves welcoming new students with different backgrounds to Columbus and IFI.
Abby has the gifts of evangelism, teaching, discipleship and healing ministry. And she has been humbled to see the ways through which the Lord has used her to reach students. She has watched Jesus transform the lives of students who go on to spread the good news in their own sphere of influence.
“[What’s rewarding about working with IFI is] when you see students come to know Jesus, grow, and make an impact; when you see the fruit,” says Abby.