University of Akron

Join us for Large Group Worship: Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in Zook 108

Regardless of your beliefs or background, RUF is a community where you can explore Christianity and learn about the amazing hope found in knowing Jesus Christ. We would love to meet you and welcome you to RUF.

RUF is a place where Christians will grow in their faith, and where those who are skeptical or curious are always invited to bring their questions and see what it looks like to know and follow Jesus alongside others at The University of Akron.

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
In Zook 108

Noon Prayer

Mondays at 11:45 AM
In Bierce Library Study Room

Freshman Bible Study

Wednesdays at 8:00 PM
In SU 321

Upperclassman Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
At 535 Gage Street


Meet Our Team

Nate Bower

Nate Bower

Campus Minister

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 every since. They have been married over nine years and have two children, Ruby and William.