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2019 Annual Report

University Christian Ministry

Director’s Message Leadership Development, Justice,
Outreach and Evangelism
With the close of 2019, UCM celebrated 80 years of
ministry with students at Northwestern University. Volunteering: Stock the Shelves (refugee ministry),
For sure, a lot has changed on campus since 1939! Family Focus (clothes closet and food pantry)
Today students—like American society at large—
have become increasingly anxious, isolated and Fellowship: game nights, lock-in, backyard bonfires
depressed. Simultaneously, fewer students are holiday parties (Valentine’s Day, Halloween,
religiously affiliated and the university is Thanksgiving and Christmas)
increasingly secular.
Interfaith solidarity: “Walk to Remember” on
Meanwhile, UCM remains an active faith Holocaust Remembrance Day, vigil in memory of
community at NU. We believe we have a wonderful the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosque
gift to offer students in this secular environment—a
community of open hearts and open minds. Justice Talks speaker series: affordable housing,
gentrification, racism and systemic oppression
Daily we listen
attentively to the call of Advocacy: co-signed several amicus briefs in
our faith to practice national immigration cases
what we believe. We
strive to follow Jesus, to 2019 by the Numbers
live humbly, to love our
neighbors, and bring • 325 students received personal contacts from UCM
compassion, healing • 33 weeks of dinner and worship
and forgiveness to this • 2 retreat weekends (Chicago and Michigan)
broken world. Our • 30 hours of Bible study
students are committed • Over 100 Christians gathered for ecumenical worship
to inclusiveness and
justice. They are also on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday (agape meal)
curious about what the spiritual life can teach us. and Easter (beach sunrise service)
• At least 20 packages of Oreos consumed
I am so grateful to everyone who supports our • Countless number of runs in wiffleball game vs.the
ministry from near and far with prayers and gifts. Lutheran Campus Ministry
You are supporting young people at a time in their
lives when they most need the presence, direction
and affirmation of the church. You truly are the ones
who make it possible.

Empowering thoughtful Christian leaders for the global church and the complex world

+ How Do Students Support UCM?

• Ask parents, grandparents, friends and local churches back home to support UCM’s mission
• Spend hours folding, labeling, stuffing and stamping fundraising mailings
• Student Board of Director Members visit sponsoring congregations to give witness to how UCM has

transformed their lives
• New in 2019! Initiated “Dining to Donate” (local restaurants offer UCM a percentage of the profits

received from purchases on a certain date) and “Cats Give Thanks” (students write thank you notes to
NU donors to raise money for student organizations)
• Most importantly, students generously share their personal stories in our newsletters, on our website
and via social media so you know how much your gift matters!

+ Stewardship

Income - $153,447 Expenses - $154,419 UCM Directors

Denominational Support - $68,200 Leadership Development - $80,297 Mr. Thomas Swann • President
Individual Contributions - $29,379 Social Justice - $23,338 Trinity United Methodist,
Residents’ Contributions - $32,287 Campus Outreach/Evangelism - $17,550 Wilmette
Local Church Support - $17,070 Administrative - $21,443
Investment Income - $6,511 Building - $11,791 Mr. Paul Arntson • Professor

Mr. Bob Bobesink • Treasurer
First Presbyterian, Wilmette

11% 4% 7% Ms. Katie Daehler • Student
21% 44% 52% Mr.William Hoover • Alumnus
19% Ms. Jan MacDermid
15% Northminster Presbyterian,
+ Staff and Program Team
Mr. Patrick May •Alumnus

Mr. Dennis Moore
First United Methodist, Evanston

Mr. Bobby Read • Student

Ms. Catherine Schur •Vice
President, Alumna

Full-time: Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell, Executive Director and Campus Minister
Part-time (15 hrs/week): Jacquie Linney, Office Manager
Part-time (8 hrs/month): Marvin Behm (accounting, bookkeeping, and tax filing)

NOTE: In 2019, we experimented with a new student leadership model. In place of seminary interns and peer ministers, we initiated a
“Dream Team” giving all students leadership opportunities.

2019 Donors UCM is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which is not
funded by Northwestern University. We are extremely thankful for all of
Local Churches our funders who support Christian young adult leadership development.

• Church of the Good Shepherd, Dana Behnke Roy and Darlene Kightlinger
Oswego Marc and Pat Behnke James and Sue Lawlis
Megan Behnke Daniel and Grace Lee
• First Presbyterian, Lake Forest Phyllis A. Bird Paul E. and Leslie Lehner
• First Presbyterian,Wilmette Thomas Board and Carol Cary Lee and Todd Peacock-
• First United Methodist,
Meynen Preston
Downers Grove Bob Bobesink and Linda James S. and Laura C. Lyman
• First United Methodist,
Haven in honor of Bob Bobesink
Evanston Gregory Bork, Jr. Jan MacDermid
• Glencoe Union Church Andrew Bowen Ruth E. Mack
• Northminster Presbyterian, Eric and Laurel Britt-Webb Joseph Maino
Jane P. Brumitt Daniel and Karen May
Evanston Richard J. and Patricia Bruns John and Karen May
• Trinity United Methodist, Donna L. Campbell Jay E. Miller and Aspasia
Ellen Cantrell and William Davis
Wilmette Michelle H. Didzbalis Apostolakis
Jane S. Eesley Kenneth C. and Bertha E.
in honor of James Preston Monahan
• Northern Illinois Conference Rev. Kenneth Ehrman Dennis Moore and Helen
• Presbytery of Chicago Dianna Hunter English
• United Methodist Foundation Christopher and Elizabeth Damon- Moore
Farabaugh Nick Nicholas and Jane Cheema
Individuals, Kenneth and Helen Fawcett Christopher J. and Britta Orr
Parents and Lynn Felton Benjamin and Jocelyn Passty
Alumni Mitchell and Beverly Petersen
in honor of Katherine Felton
(as of January 6, 2020) Beth Flory in honor of Pastor Brian Smith,
Henry and Rachael Fowler Trinity UMC
Andrew and Sara Alderman Kalen Fraser Robert and Jenny Ray
Danny and Susan Allbritton Jane R. Friesema Bob and Linda Read
Gregory and Noemie Anderson in honor of Bobby Read
Anonymous in memory of Paul Friesema Nathan Ritter and Cate Schur
Jennifer M. Arenson Randy and Rachel E. Fuller Andrew Rowberg
Paul and Martha Arntson Terry and Beth Ruppe
Frederick L Ash in honor of Allie Fuller Sarah Sanders
Donna Atkinson Carolyn Gifford Andrew and Lilamani Schleicher
Frank C. Baldwin and Barbara E. Ellen Goff Phil and Mary Shaul
Lisl Heymans Paul in honor of Katherine
Ellson Edgar L. and Nancy Hiestand David and Kathy Shine
Carol Barnett Ronald J. Hinz and Catherine E. Richard and Tracey Siems
Marvin Behm in honor of Rebecca
Whitcomb Barbara M. Smith
Rich Hobson and Mari Leonard
Leah Holzwarth in honor of Central United Methodist
Brinton and Kathy Hopkins Clifford and Dorrine Sobers
Thomas and Elizabeth Swann
in honor of Michael Hopkins Dennis Trautvetter and Lois
TJ Houk
Charles and Caroline A. Huston Calian Trautvetter
Alexander Jablonski Barbara Ulrich
Frank Jablonski Beau and Casey Underwood
Dave Vanko and Carol Appleby-
in honor of Alexander Jablonski
Lisa Jacob Vanko
Charles Jameson and Anne Lance and Alisha Waller
Coughlan Gayle and Nancy Webber
David and Brenda Jarrard David Williams
Henry and Carole Williams
in honor of Madeline Jarrard
William T. Johnson in honor of David Williams
Mary Lynn Windsor
in honor of Collin Johnson
Abdo and Sally Kadifa
Daniel Kinch

Three Students Offer Their Perspectives

• Because of UCM, faith has become a lens through

which I view everyday events more than before I came
to college. My involvement here has developed my
Christian identity, helped me discern my calling in life

• UCM has given me a community of people to work through tough

problems and questions in life and faith. It has helped me connect
my faith more closely with social issues and social responsibility.

• At UCM, I have learned that it takes a village. Leadership is so unique here. It really

takes everyone to make it all successful because there is no single person in charge
of things, which is nice. I have learned how to be a better leader and delegate work
to those around me.

Join us! Make a tax-deductible donation to UCM by mail, or on our website at and help empower thoughtful Christian leaders for the
global church and complex world.


University Christian Ministr

at Northwestern University
1834 Chicago Avenue • Evanston, IL 60201

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