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

Andrew Whitaker

Andrew Whitaker

Campus Minister

Andrew Whitaker is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and is married to Christianna and father to 3 little ones, Vivian (9), Charlie (6), and Elaina (2).  The Whitaker's journey has taken them to Chicago, St. Louis, Wisconsin and South Carolina.  Andrew and Christianna met while students at Moody Bible Institute where Andrew studied piano performance,  were married in 2010 and then headed off to Covenant Seminary where Andrew completed his Master’s of Divinity. Andrew was ordained as a Gospel minister in the PCA in 2016 and has served as an Assistant pastor at two churches. The Whitakers enjoy the outdoors, catching up over a good meal, impromptu jam sessions, and adventuring in their pop-up camper affectionally named “Tiny Tim.”

Katelyn Spallinger

Katelyn Spallinger

Campus Staff

Katelyn grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders from Geneva College. After college, she moved to Pittsburgh to start a job with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach), doing campus ministry at Point Park University. She and her husband, Patrick, met in Pittsburgh and were married in 2019. Pat is a professional freelance orchestral musician (double bass). The bass program at IU brought him and Katelyn to Bloomington, IN! Katelyn is excited to be continuing work in campus ministry, now with RUF at IU! In her free time, Katelyn enjoys getting together with friends at coffee shops, catching up on her favorite tv shows, and watching movies at home.