Indiana University

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Welcome to RUF at Indiana University! RUF at IU is a community of both believing and skeptical students. We gather together in non-threatening settings to ask questions and wrestle with the story of the Bible and its implications for ourselves, our friends, and our campus. We are here for the "convinced" and "unconvinced," the burned out and the bored, the cynical and the spiritual. Ultimately, in our age of fragmented relationships, we long to connect students to a community and to a life of love that will sustain them for a lifetime.

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Meet Our Team

Eric Whitley

Eric Whitley

Campus Minister

Eric and and his wife, Stephanie, were both born and raised in Kentucky. They met in Lexington, KY after Eric graduated from Indiana University and Stephanie graduated both from Western Kentucky University (undergrad) and the University of Kentucky (grad school). In 2007, they got married, moved to Saint Louis, and started their lives together as Eric attended Covenant Seminary and Stephanie worked. In 2011, they were called to remain in Saint Louis where Eric started serving as an Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Right around that same time, their daughter Anna Katherine came along, then son Callan in 2012, son Lawson in 2014, and finally daughter Cora in 2017. They could not be more thrilled to be in Bloomington and to be serving on IU's campus. Eric and Stephanie have long had a heart for young adults and college students and are so excited to be ministering to students at IU. They enjoy spending time with their 4 crazy kids, trying new foods and restaurants, playing golf, going on dates, eating sushi, and catching the latest show on Netflix.

Nic Recasens

Nic Recasens

Intern

Nic grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, graduating with a degree in Quantitative Economics. He learned of RUF during his sophomore year, and RUF quickly became his chief source of community, resulting in countless Christ-centered friendships. Nic enjoys chess (at a novice level), ice cream, and all things avant-garde. Nic is excited to share his passion for Christ and RUF at IU!