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 UD.


Large Group

Fridays at 7 p.m.

in Gore Hall 102

Contact Nick with any questions (;  847-340-5024)

Monday Night Small Group

Mondays from 8 - 9p.m.


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Tuesday Night Small Group

Tuesdays from 8 - 9p.m.


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Wednesday Night Small Group

Wednesdays from 8 - 9p.m.


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Nick Owens

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Nick began college at DePaul University in Chicago, IL as a jazz performance major (guitar) just 6 weeks after becoming a Christian. Sensing a call to ministry, he left DePaul, soon after met Erin, and attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago). Nick and Erin, a.k.a. "Team Owens," married in 2007. Nick attended Wheaton College Graduate School, graduating with a M.A. in Biblical Exegesis in 2011. While at Wheaton, Nick and Erin served in youth ministry and began to dream about serving in college ministry with RUF someday. Nick and Erin then moved east to Philadelphia, PA where they both studied and graduated in 2014 from Westminster Theological Seminary. While at Westminster Nick worked with Greek InterVarsity at the University of Pennsylvania. The year prior to planting RUF at UD, Erin served as a counseling intern with CCEF and Nick served as the director of college ministry at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA.