As Mobilization Coordinator, Avery will assist in administration needs for new IFI chapters. His roles will include vetting volunteers, working with churches, webpage management, organizing events/activities for students, and administrative aspects of recruitment. His goal is to manage administrative needs for new chapters so they can focus on reaching more students. He will help train volunteers and staff to perform these administrative roles as God leads.
Avery grew up in a nominal Christian home. With no Christian grounding, he pursued other worldviews as a teenager, including atheism and the New Age. Seeking truth, God softened Avery’s heart and he came to Christ in 2017. He soon became involved in Ratio Christi, a student apologetics ministry, at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis). He served as the chapter’s vice president for two years where he tabled, attended regular meetings, collaborated with other faith-based organizations, and spoke at campus events. During this time, he interacted with students, faculty, and guests from many different worldviews. He graduated from IUPUI in 2020 with a BA in History.
He acknowledges that anything a Christian does can be a ministry opportunity, but felt called to work in ministry full-time. After exploring multiple options, he found and eventually joined IFI. His desire is for God to use him in his future role to reach more international students and fulfill the Great Commission.
Avery is currently working to build a network of financial partners to join him in serving internationals. He wants to foster a community of prayer and extend God’s spiritual blessing to these partners.