We are a registered student organization at the University of Houston. We are part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. We come from all parts of the globe. We appreciate your culture and want to learn about it. We want to discuss and learn together about Jesus. We welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds. We want to make this a home away from home. We are family.
To see international students and faculty transformed, the UH campus renewed and world changers developed. In response to God’s love for all people. We pursue our vision by establishing and advancing student-led witnessing communities that welcome international students and scholars at UH, introduce them to Jesus Christ, and help Christians grow as His disciples on campus and in the world.
1980s: Several students from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia got together for Bible study and fellowship. They called themselves the Asian-English Christian Fellowship (AECF). Students from outside Asia soon joined the group, whose name was appropriately changed to the International Christian Fellowship.
1997: Through the vision of volunteers and students, ICF reorganized after a semester break and has grown ever since.
Pete Aldrich, an employee of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, has been leading ICF since 2013. Pete has been married to Dalila since 2006. They served as English teachers in China from 2009 to 2012. Pete, a former journalist, is passionate about sports – especially college football and hockey.
Dalila, who has a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling, enjoys reading and hiking. Both of them consider it a privilege to be serving international students as part of God’s work at UH.