Kathy Shiau is the area director leading the InterVarsity staff team at Northwestern. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Psychology, and also received a masters in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Kathy became a Christian her freshman year in college at an InterVarsity event and grew tremendously during her college years, which is why she enjoys and knows the impact of campus ministry. Kathy’s husband also works with InterVarsity, and together, they have 2 little boys.
Ryan Mercer is a campus staff member working with Greek InterVarsity chapter. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Ryan is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and loves helping fraternity and sorority members figure out how they can be fully Greek and fully Christian. Ryan loves singing and learning new instruments, most recently bluegrass mandolin. He’s also in to everything outdoors, including sailing, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Joy Pettigrew is a campus staff member working with the multiethnic InterVarsity chapter. She graduated from Wheaton College in 2015 with a degree in Sociology and Elementary Education. Joy has a vision to lead the multiethnic chapter to become an authentic community of students who, transformed by the love and power of God, pursue God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. In her free time, Joy loves spending time with people.
Alexandria Bobbitt is a campus staff member with House on the Rock–the Black campus ministry chapter. She is a 2016 graduate of Northwestern University where she majored in Human Development and Psychological Services along with a minor in African American Studies. Alex is passionate about seeing people live full lives by way of knowing who they are. She is excited to lead ministry with black students as they explore the beauty they bring to the kingdom of God and the intentionality of God in the way He created them. Alex enjoys meeting new people, writing, and all things crafty.