RUF at UWM joyfully welcomes students from all walks of life on campus to participate in our community and explore the fullness of who Jesus Christ is from the Scriptures. We seek to increase our knowledge, love, and service of God by studying the Bible, praying together, encouraging one another, as well as having lots of fun. The heart of our mission is to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve.
Mike grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee and went to UWM for his undergrad. Lauren is originally from the Chicago area and after earning her degree from the University of Kansas, Mike and Lauren married and moved to Charlotte where he went to seminary and completed a Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.
Eventually, Mike and Lauren were able to move back to Milwaukee and start a new RUF chapter at his alma mater, UWM. Since then their family has grown - William (3) and Samuel (1) and Baby Girl (due in October) are successfully dominating their free time, destroying their furniture, and blessing them with joy beyond words. Mike and Lauren enjoy spending time with friends, drinking coffee, and traveling. On any given day you may find Lauren reading, cooking, relaxing, and shopping. Likewise, Mike is constantly active; he loves biking, exercise, skiing, cars, motorcycles, and fixing anything broken. You can ask him for help but be warned - William and Samuel will probably be tagging along.