UCM is a campus ministry of Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students who try to make faith relevant in daily life. UCM is an honest, safe, and inclusive community following the example of Jesus. We embrace openness, strive to love God, and serve others to the best of our ability.
Whatever your faith or doubts, you are welcome here.
OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? -- Micah 6:8
At UCM, we keep our hearts open to the beauty of creation, to the ways God can work through us, and to the love of warm authentic community. We also keep our hearts open to the cries of the oppressed, to the places we are called to be peacemakers, and the struggles of our community.
We keep our minds open to intellect, reason, and science. We accept doubt as a part of faith and refuse to settle for easy answers. We keep our minds open to different opinions, and we love our neighbors of other faiths.
UCM is a queer inclusive community.
a place to belong
authentic, meaningful relationships
people from different backgrounds
a connection between faith and intellect
serving God and others
growing in faith and wisdom
working for renewal in society
discovering God’s call for your life
"UCM brings people together who come from different faiths to give thanks and highlight what they have in common."
-- UCM Student
Offering encouragement and mentoring as you explore your faith
Julie Windsor Mitchell, Campus Minister and Executive Director
Julie (she/her) has been the campus minister at UCM for 21 years because she loves college students so much! She is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, has dual standing in the United Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Divinity School. She loves to talk about life, love, spirituality, and social justice and she will jump right into all the hard questions. When she's not hanging out with UCM folks, you can probably find her traveling abroad (during non-pandemic times), camping with her husband and kids, riding her bike around Evanston or doing burpees.
Ryan Haas, Seminary Intern
My name is Ryan Haas, I’m from Normal, IL. I moved to the Chicago land area to attend Garrett and get my Master of Divinity degree. I am a transfer student to Garrett and am currently halfway through my degree entering the final year of my program this spring. I am a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, with dual degrees in Business Administration and Religious Studies. I am pursuing ordination as a Deacon in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. While earning my undergraduate degrees I served my home church, Normal First United Methodist, as a youth ministry intern and as an assistant youth director. During my most recent ministry I served as a Chaplain Intern in the North Shore Hospital system including Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park hospitals. In my free time I enjoy video games, reading, watching Marvel movies, building models, going on walks around my neighborhood, and visiting my family back in Normal.
Hello, my name is Tatum! (she/her) I am part of the class of 2026 and I am in Weinberg. I am studying biology, psychology, and Spanish, and I am interested in medicine. In my free time I enjoy crocheting and spending time with friends and family.
Hello, my name is Julie! (she/her) I am part of the class of 2024 and am in Weinberg. My interests lie in psychology, English, computer science, and medicine. I help write the UCM newsletter, and I like to knit in my free time.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Sunday night informal worship-- 5:00pm, fellowship following
Speakers on social justice issues
Pastoral counseling and crisis intervention
UCM welcomes Northwestern students to join us for:
"UCM is a ministry where Christ is present. Here students have a real passion to use their faith and God given abilities to change the world."
-- UCM Student
University Christian Ministry at NU
1834 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell
Campus Minister and
HOURS & LOCATION:
Sunday Worship 5:00 pm
Office: Generally 10am-1pm, but hours vary - please call ahead to make sure we're in
We're right on campus, across from the Arch
send your check to:
University Christian Ministry 1834 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
UCM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which receives no financial assistance from Northwestern University. All donations are tax deductible.