Joe Thackwell

Joe Thackwell, is the Co-Director of Christian Life at University of Southern California.

He earned his B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and served in a local church context before joining Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship to plant a Graduate and Faculty Ministries chapter at USC.

Beginning in 2014, Joe volunteered increasing portions of his time to developing a Christian Life Team to better serve our large and diverse Christian community at USC. His current role with Inter-Varsity is as its very first Director of University Partnerships. In both roles, his aim is to bring people and organizations together toward common purpose.

Joe loves being a cross-cultural learner in L.A. as well as enjoying his own culture, which includes ultimate, hiking and camping. Every year the Thackwells go beach camping in December with a group of other families. You can catch a glimpse of Joe’s family and writing at  EMAIL