Ann Arbor, MI staff

James Paternoster

Christina Ribbens

National office


James Paternoster became President of Interface Ministries in 2019 after more than 35 years with InterVarsity in Detroit and Ann Arbor, the last 25 years serving graduate professional students and faculty. After growing up in Nigeria and Niger, James came to the US to attend Wayne State University where he studied history and, later, philosophy. Having been welcomed warmly in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, he finds great delight in the warm welcome iFace staff and their partners extend to Internationals from all over the world in Jesus’ name.


Christina Ribbens joins in the work of iFace by providing administrative support to our National Office and ministry staff. Before joining iFace as Assistant to the President, she worked as an intern at International Justice Mission and Serge Ireland. Christina is a graduate of Calvin University where she studied history, art, and data science.