OUR STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

Staff Leaders

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CHELIR GRADY
InterVarsity Staff |Email 
Chelir Grady grew up in Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Immediately upon graduation, she began her engineering career at the Williams Companies, working for the company in Utah, Georgia, New Jersey, and currently in Houston. While continuing full-time with Williams, in 2011 Chelir entered into the Masters of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Not knowing about InterVarsity while in college, Chelir was introduced to InterVarsity at their Urbana 2012 Mission Conference. Shortly after she accepted a campus staff position with InterVarsity, and in August 2013 she began planting the InterVarsity chapter here at Texas Southern University. Now entering her 3rd year on staff Chelir continues to build the chapter, while also balancing her engineering position and graduate studies.


Student Leaders

Looking for a leader near you? Here are our vision team and small group leaders along with some fun facts to get to know them. You can find more information about the small groups that they lead on our Small Groups page.

IMG_1457 BRENDA OPPONG
President
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Hey guys! I’m originally from London but currently live in Houston and am a senior studying pre pharmacy and biology. I love being creative, learning about all things natural, listening to music and traveling. I am excited as well as nervous (as always lol) to be a leader this year and hope that the Lord will work through me reach the campus and beyond. Looking forward to meeting and growing life long connections with all of you!
IMG_8931 SHANNON JACKSON
Fund Development Coordinator
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Hi everyone. I was  Born in Houston Texas. I am a junior at Texas Southern University studying Business Management. I am a young mother and love to empower women. I want God to use me to reach the mothers and women on the campus of TSU! I am a freelance makeup artist that love all things beaute’ I’m glad God is using me to be a leader.
IMG_2213 DAVID FUNCHESS
Outreach Coordinator
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Hello everyone, I am Dave. I’m from a neighborhood called Third Ward located in Central Houston. I graduated from Jack Yates high school where I picked up skills in media technology. Now I’m a radio, television, and film major who loves making films and taking photos of all genres and styles. I love IV and yea I want to show the campus how God has blessed me while showing others his word, graces, and mercy!
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