Colby’s Story


When Colby decided to attend Quinnipiac, he planned to finish an MBA and proceed to a career in the business pharmaceutical world. But God had other plans. Right before his freshman year, Colby perceived a call from God to go into pastoral ministry. After hearing the Lord’s leading Colby decided to continue with his business major but not go on for his MBA.  I (Andy) met Colby last fall and immediately recognized his leadership gifting. I quickly invited him onto our Core team and have continued to walk alongside him as he grows as a minister of the gospel on campus. This year, Colby has been the first student to pioneer ministry in a new place—his dorm. What’s more, Colby has invited a group of missional freshmen to help him, with the vision of equipping them to plant new groups in their dorms.

His Dana Hall Bible study is a perfect example of what we hope to see in InterVarsity New England—a student catching a vision from God for his sphere of influence, inviting apprentices to help him reach that place and together inviting those who don’t know Jesus to study the Gospel. God continues to bring students like Colby—passionate about the Gospel and ready to reach the campus!

By, Andy Ober, Area Director | Southern & Western CT