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About Paula Fuller

Paula Fuller is a organizational leader that has worked in nonprofit, pastoral, and corporate leadership roles for over 30 years.  Currently, she serves as the Executive Vice President, People and Culture for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a ministry to college students and faculty.  As the Chief Culture Officer, her focus is organizational and staff thriving, and she provides leadership for diversity, leadership development, and spiritual foundations.   


From 2005-2017, Paula served as an InterVarsity Field Vice President and Director of Multiethnic Ministries, providing national leadership and strategic direction for InterVarsity’s focused ministries for Asian American, Black, Latino, and Native American students.  She also ensured the integration of multiethnicity and ethnic reconciliation and justice into InterVarsity’s core ministry on campus.  


Paula was a member of the Theological and Cultural Thinkers (TACT) Group (2002-2009) and contributing author to The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (NavPress). She is also a contributing author to Fuller Voices: Then and Now (Fuller Seminary Press) and recipient of Fuller Theological Seminary’s  Hooper/Keefe Preaching Award.


Paula is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2020, she received a Certificate of Professional Development in Integrated Mission Leadership from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.


Paula and her husband, Philip Thompson, live in the United States and Trinidad.  She enjoys preaching, movies, NBA Basketball, and baking.