Kent State University
Welcome to RUF at Kent State University! We are a Christian ministry on campus at KSU with students from all over Ohio and the US who are seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus together in community. But RUF is not just for Christians: we hope that every Kent State student would find RUF to be a welcoming place to explore faith, ask hard questions, and develop deep friendships. We have an ordained campus minister who works full-time with our students and student leaders. We would love to connect with you and answer any questions you might have about the Bible, Jesus, student life, and whatever else may be on your mind.
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Meet Our Team
Nate Bower is an Akron native and an alumnus of the University of Akron. He interned with RUF at Belhaven University from 2009-2011. He received his Masters in Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He met his wife, Naomi, in 2005 and has been smitten ever since. They have been married for over thirteen years and have three children: Ruby, William, and Thomas.
Having grown up a part of an Army family, Cordy has lived all over the U.S. She graduated from Columbus State University in Georgia with a BA in English Literature. Raised in the reformed faith, RUF came to her college in the fall of her Senior year. She immediately jumped into a leadership role and began to see how impactful the ministry is on college campuses and in the lives of students. She is a fan of all things coffee, reading, baking, hiking, travel, music, and making new friends. She is excited to meet the students of Kent State and share life with them as she brings the gospel with her.