University of Michigan

Weekly large group meetings Wednesdays at 8 pm in Anderson Room (1st floor) in the Michigan Union

Join one of our Bible studies!

Tuesday:
North Quad lobby at 5 pm (male only)
Room C on the 3rd floor of the Michigan League at 7 pm (male only)

Thursday:
Palmer Commons lobby at 6 pm (women only)
Room EQ1508 in East Quad at 7 pm (women only)
Food Court in the Michigan Union at 8 pm (Co-ed)

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Meet Our Team

Robert Knuth

Robert Knuth

Campus Minister

Robert grew up along the coast of Virginia Beach, VA where he developed such a love for his native state that he decided to attend Washington and Lee University. He graduated from W&L in  May of 2014 with a BA in Religion and German. Most importantly though (thanks to RUF), he  carried with him a new-found love for the person and work of Jesus Christ.  

From 2014-2016, he served for two years as a RUF intern at the University of Georgia. It was  during the internship that he met his wife, Katherine, who also served as a RUF intern. Even though she attended Wake Forest University during her undergraduate years, Katherine originally hails from Leland, MI.  

Upon graduation from Reformed Theological Seminary at Charlotte in 2019 with a Masters of  Divinity degree, Robert planted RUF at Michigan in the Fall of 2019. He was officially ordained  in March 2020 as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  

When he is not on campus, you’ll most likely find him taking his son, Peter (July 2018), his daughter, Abigail (December 2019), and/or his son, Thomas (January 2023), for a walk in the park. He will find any excuse to play the board game "Settlers of Catan" with friends, or especially on nice days, explore downtown Ann Arbor with Katherine. Go Blue! 

Sarah Kettel

Sarah Kettel

Campus Staff

Sarah Kettel grew up down the road in Brighton, MI. After graduating high school as a homeschooled student, she attended (the "other school") Michigan State University. While there she earned a degree in Exercise Science and also competed as a cross country and track athlete. It was during college that her faith really became her own and she first started thinking about doing vocational ministry. After graduating in the midst of covid, May 2020, Sarah moved to Macon, GA to take part in The Fellows Program. This is a nine-month program hosted by churches around the country where recent graduates explore how to apply their faith to the workplace. She stayed two more years in Macon as a youth intern in her church. It was at this time she felt called to continue in vocational ministry with RUF. Sarah still loves to run and also enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling in her free time, especially with friends, family and her dog, Boone.

Monse Santiago

Monse Santiago

Campus Staff

Monse was born and raised in Mexico City in a very religious and syncretic family (between nominal Catholicism and New Age gnosticism). While pursuing her BA in International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), she was introduced to the gospel through RUF Mexico and gave her life to the Lord. She grew quickly in her Christian faith, served RUF as a student leader, and joined a local church. Upon graduation, she became the first RUF Mexico native intern.

After her internship years, she pursued a Master's degree in Political Science with the goal to make a career in the foreign service. It was during her graduate studies that the Lord started to change her heart about campus ministry, and called her back to RUF. From 2015-2020 Monse served as Campus Staff for RUF Mexico joyfully and faithfully, however, she still struggled with her desire to be a diplomat. Her passion for international politics did not wane, but neither did her deep love for the students she served and for the ministry of RUF.

With the encouragement of her pastors and missionary friends who recognized her ministry gifts and her academic-driven mind, she moved to the United States in 2020 (in the midst of the pandemic) to start her Seminary studies at Westminster Seminary California. After three "grinding" years, she graduated in May 2023 with double Master's degrees in Theological and Biblical Studies, and with the deep-seated conviction that the Lord was calling her, all this time, to be an ambassador for the Kingdom of God!

Monse is a "fun nerd": she enjoys reading and learning as much as making friends, traveling, dancing, and laughing!