Staff

  • Luke Miedema - Campus Pastor

    Luke and Janet have four kids, Hudson, Samuel, Annie, and Liza. They have lived in Evanston, IL since 2009 when Luke began seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After graduation Luke became the campus pastor with RUF at Northwestern. Before seminary, Luke studied philosophy at the University of Missouri, led backpacking trips in Colorado (where he met Janet), spent a year in Kenya as a missionary intern (where he climbed even taller mountains), and served for three years at a church in Missouri as the Director of Student Ministries (where there are no mountains). Luke enjoys a good book, a good coffee, and a good bike ride. Contact Luke: luke.miedema@ruf.org 573.639.9305.
  • 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.