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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.

UCM is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.


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.

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UCM is a queer inclusive community. 

New Students
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  • 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

  • FUN!

"UCM brings people together who come from different faiths to give thanks and highlight what they have in common." 

-- UCM Student

Ministry Team


Offering encouragement and mentoring as you explore your faith

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Julie Windsor Mitchell, Campus Minister and Executive Director

Julie (she/her) has been the campus minister at UCM for 25 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.

Carly Redding

My name is Carly Redding (she/her) and I am currently pursuing my Master of Divinity at Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary. I am from Salina, Kansas and graduated with my BA in Philosophy and Religion from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. While in college, I was on the Discipleship team. We went on trips, did weekly Bible study and took classes together. I also served with my campus ministry and was the Chapel Student Administrator where I assisted with weekly chapel needs and other campus ministry activities. I am currently a certified candidate ordained ministry in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church as a Deacon. Here are some fun facts about me: I love coffee shops, my favorite place on NU's campus is in the trees by the lakefill in my hammock and my favorite music genres are indie pop, bluegrass, and house. One of my favorite concert experiences was at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass festival at Stage 5: the Steel Wheels playing at Midnight.

Tatum Baldwin

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. 

Elise Neal
My name is Elise Neal (she/her) and I’m studying Earth and Planetary Science at Northwestern. I am passionate about climate change solutions in our present world. In my free time I love reading, knitting, and spending time outside. I grew up attending a Methodist church and I'm so glad I have found a wonderful community at UCM that has given me the space to explore and grow my faith.

Events & Programs


  • Sunday night informal worship-- 5:00pm, fellowship following

  • Retreats

  • Fellowship activities

  • Service projects

  • 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 

Executive Director

Phone: 847-864-2320


Jacquie Linney

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 847-864-2320


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

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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. 

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