Welcome to RUF at Western Washington University! We are a community of students seeking to grow in relationship with Christ, be formed in community and serve all of creation. We do this through Christian activities (Large Group worship, Bible studies, retreats etc.), and social events (shared meals, hikes, movie nights, etc.). Whatever you're background, we would love for you to join us!
In addition to weekly Bible studies, we host a retreat each quarter and have weekly social events. You can email us or follow along at our social media accounts.
Nathaniel grew up in Washington and went to Inglemoor High School and UW. RUF at UW had a huge impact on Nathaniel and started him on the path to becoming a minister. Nathaniel and his wife Suzy both graduated from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and served a church in Kailua, Hawaii from 2010-2016. In 2016 the Thompsons moved to Bellingham to start RUF at Western. They brought with them their three energetic children, Iain (2010), Addie (2012) and Owen (2015).
Norah Harvey was born in New York and raised in rural Honesdale, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Millersville University with a B.A. in Music. It was during her time at Millersville that she began to know and love God through her experiences at RUF. When Norah isn't curled up with a good book and her cat, she loves to go swimming, skiing, and hiking.