RUF: Northwestern University

Welcome to RUF at Northwestern! We are a community at NU committed to considering the good news of Jesus together. Regardless of your beliefs, RUF is a safe place to ask questions, voice doubts and explore Christianity with other students at Northwestern.


Large Group

Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Annenberg G21

Freshman Bible Study

Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Norris, Arch Room 206

RUF Fall Retreat

Oct. 31-Nov.1

Lake Geneva, WI

Contact Luke for more information

Chris Colquitt

Chris Colquitt is a proud Texan, born and raised in Houston. Before becoming a pastor, Chris worked as an attorney at a law firm in Houston, focusing his practice on mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He is a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia School of Law and Westminster Seminary California. Much more importantly, he is married to Christen, and they have two young children, Margaret and Henry. Christen is an Austin, TX native and a graduate of Duke University.

Maggie VanZalen

Maggie was born and raised in Holland, MI where she grew up raising sheep and playing the piano. She graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN in 2016 where she studied Political Science, Global Studies, and Sociology. After graduation, she moved to Kampala, Uganda where she spent a year working with International Justice Mission (and also climbed some mountains). Now back from Uganda, she's excited to begin working in ministry with RUF. Some things that make Maggie un-ordinarily happy are: clouds, campfires, and any/all kinds of games.