Regardless of your beliefs or background, RUF is a community where you can explore Christianity and learn about the amazing hope found in knowing Jesus Christ. We would love to meet you and welcome you to RUF.

RUF is a place where Christians will grow in their faith, and where those who are skeptical or curious are always invited to bring their questions and see what it looks like to know and follow Jesus alongside others at The University of Akron.


Small Group Bible Studies

Wed., 7 p.m. in Crouse 209
Thurs., 3 p.m. in Crouse 211
& 7 p.m. in Leigh 306

Additional Resources

Send a student to Summer Conference 2016!

Nate Bower

Nate Bower is an Akron native and an alumnus of the University of Akron. He interned with RUF at Belhaven University from 2009-2011. He received his Masters in Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. His wife, Naomi, was born in Ontario, Canada, and has lived in ten different states across the US. She is a graduate of Grove City College in Grove City, PA. They have been married 4 years. Their beautiful daughter, Ruby, was born on Nov. 5, 2013.