RUF at UWM joyfully welcomes students from all walks of life on campus to participate in our community and explore the fullness of who Jesus Christ is from the Scriptures. We seek to increase our knowledge, love, and service of God by studying the Bible, praying together, encouraging one another, as well as having lots of fun. The heart of our mission is to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve.


Guys' Bible Study

Thursdays at 8 p.m. 

in Sandburg Dorm 

Girls' Bible Study

Thursdays at 8 p.m.

 in Sandburg Dorm 

RUF Lunch

Thursdays at 1 p.m. 

in Union Station

RUF Sled n' Sip

Jan. 24th @ 7 p.m. 

on Lafayette Hill by Colectivo Lakefront

RUF Super Bowl Watch Party

Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. 

at The Park Palace

"You can't spell 'brats' without 'art'"

Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. 

Meet at Union Station on campus.

RUF Galentine's Day

Feb. 15 @ 10 a.m. 

at the Bratchers'

RUF Midwest Winter Conference

Feb. 21-23 

at Brown County State Park

"RUF goes Public"

March 5 at 5 p.m. 

Meet at Union Station on campus.

RUF Glow Tubing

March 27 at 9 p.m. 

at The Rock (purchase tix in advance)

Brewers Game (student night pricing)

April 10 at 5 p.m. 

Meet at Union Station on campus.

RUF Hike

April 25 at 10 a.m. 

Meet at Sandburg.

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Nick Bratcher

Nick and Maddy are so excited to be serving the students of UW-Milwaukee! Nick first got involved with RUF when he was an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University. After graduating, he served a two-year internship with RUF at Indiana University, where he fell in love with the Midwest. Then Nick earned his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and got married to his wife Maddy. The two met at a summer camp in Black Mountain, NC but set their sights on serving the Great Up North with RUF after seminary. Providentially, God called them to UWM in 2019. Nick loves bluegrass concerts, Orangetheory Fitness, and the Minnesota Twins/Vikings. Maddy loves to cook and is a photographer by trade.