Welcome to RUF at Harvard! We are a community attempting to give a well-developed, heart-felt witness to the power of Jesus Christ. We are here… … For Christ! We welcome everyone who wants to learn about Jesus Christ. We believe that Christianity isn't about getting right with God, but trusting that God has made it right in Christ. … For each other! We seek to build up other Christians and invite people into the unique and loving community of God’s people. … For Harvard! We see Harvard not as a problem to be solved but an opportunity to serve – not a place from which to escape but a place for which we care. Look us up under our student organization title: Harvard Undergraduate Fellowship.
Michael Whitham was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. While in college, Michael was involved with RUF and spent his summers in camp ministry. He met his wife Anna while studying at OU. Anna enjoys taking care of their daughter Eleanor (2014). Michael graduated with his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May 2013. Michael is excited to spend time with students at Harvard.
Nathan graduated from North Carolina State University with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Trombone Performance. Raised in Greensboro, NC, Nathan enjoys the creative outlet of musical composition, the satisfying utility of small coding projects, the storytelling possibilities of playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends, and the profound epiphanies from critically engaging scripture. In NC State's RUF, Nathan was privileged to experience a complex community that was brilliantly authentic, nourishing, and impactful; these friends were certainly his favorite aspect of university as a whole. Nathan is honored and deeply thankful to have the opportunity to come alongside and serve the RUF community at Brown and RISD.