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.


Virtual Open House

Aug 25 @ 7:30PM 

Zoom link available on Instagram and GroupMe.

Monday Small group

virtual meetings start Sept 1st @ 7pm

Zoom link available on Instagram and GroupMe.

Wednesday Small group

in-person weekly meetings start Sept 2nd at 7PM

Student Union 316

Additional Resources

Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions on campus we will not be having in-person Large Group this semester. Follow @rufakron on Instagram or join our GroupMe to stay up to date with our weekly events.

Nate Bower

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.