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.

Will Nabholz

Will Nabholz

Intern

Will grew up in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi with a degree in Biology Education. He was involved in the RUF ministry on campus, lending a hand in leading worship alongside his RUF intern. Will is looking forward to joining the active ministry on IU's campus, where he will be able to utilize what he has learned from his former interns and minister, learning all-the-while how to better rely on Christ during ministry. Will is a huge extrovert who loves doing absolutely anything if it involves genuine connection with people, whether its watching movies, going rock-climbing, drinking coffee, or creaming others in Super Smash Bros. He is also believes that the Lord of the Rings films are the best movies to ever grace Hollywood.

Kaitlynn Smith

Kaitlynn Smith

Intern

Kaitlynn has lived in a few places including Mississippi and Idaho, but is mostly from the South. She considers herself now from Athens, Georgia, where she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Elementary Education. During her time at UGA, Kaitlynn was heavily involved in RUF and found her closest friends and a deeper relationship with Jesus while she was there. She is very excited to get to share the goodness and grace of the Lord with students in Bloomington, and hopes to see the Lord meet them where they are.

When Kaitlynn isn't thinking about driving a bus, (which she highly recommends as a job, by the way) you can typically find her reading a good book, drinking some form of sparkling water, knitting, taking care of her plants, or any other creative hobby she decides to pick up before finding another one she wants to try.