Staff

  • Derek Rishmawy - Interim Campus Minister

    My name is Derek Zaglul Rishmawy. I’m a Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School attempting to study Systematic Theology. I'm also working part time as the interim Campus Minister for RUF at Northwestern. I’m the happy husband of the lovely McKenna. I have a blog called Reformdish and I'm a staff writer for Christ and Pop Culture, contributor for The Gospel Coalition. I also co-host a podcast called Mere Fidelity. Beyond that I am an admitted cliche: glasses, too many books, coffee, craft beer, facial hair, and a blog that takes too much of my time. Most importantly, Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. I’ve been taught that since I was a kid. I think it’s going to take the rest of my life to figure out what that means. Contact Derek at: derek.rishmawy@ruf.org
  • Maggie VanZalen - Intern

    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. Now back from Uganda, she's excited to be working in ministry with RUF. Some things that make Maggie un-ordinarily happy are: clouds, campfires, stars, and any/all kinds of games. Contact Maggie at: maggie.vanzalen@ruf.org