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Published by ucm, 2022-02-04 11:26:01

2021 UCM Annual Report

FINAL 2021 Annual Report PDF

2021 Annual Report

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

From the Campus Minister

Looking back on 2021, it is dif cult to overestimate how
much our campus ministry has evolved in the past year. Our
theme has been what I call “creative experimentation.” We
started the year with the beginnings of vaccine rollout
nationwide; in April undergraduates were receiving
vaccines. By September, students, faculty and staff were
fully vaccinated and masked; we returned to in-person
gatherings. Now we end the year with renewed uncertainty
and another uptick of positive infections.
 
During this time, we have improvised wildly and had some
delightfully surprising successes! Nearly all of our group
has joined our ministry during the pandemic; almost none
of the students remember UCM before the pandemic
began. Therefore, we are emphasizing community building
through initiatives such as question of the day, breakout
conversations during worship, Lenten prayer partners and
holiday card exchanges.
 
We have renewed our commitment to social justice by supporting the NU food service workers
union and volunteering with ministries who are welcoming refugees from Afghanistan. We
hosted an interfaith panel discussion on “Queerness and Faith” and learned about the history of
gospel music at our rst Gospel Music Night.
 
Throughout this year, UCM has remained true to our mission: to empower thoughtful Christian
leaders for the global church and the complex world.  We pray that God will give us the grace to
see light in the darkness and proclaim hope for a hurting world. Thank you for vision, inspiration
and support; we could not do it without your partnership!
With deep gratitude,
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell

“Since COVID, UCM has been a really important way for me to return to socializing after spending so
many months locked up and too sad to reach out to people. The welcoming environment made it so

easy to get connected and make friends again!!”





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UCM by the Numbers

881 Facebook views of the Easter sunrise service livestream
425 new students personally contacted before arriving to campus
250 picket signs made for campus food service workers union strike

50 bags of potato chips consumed
36 Questions to Make a New Friend answered
18 communion kits delivered to student dorm rooms

1 red blow up guy for Wildcat Welcome

“UCM has helped me deconstruct some beliefs that didn’t match my value system and were harmful. It also made me
feel comfortable with asking questions and exploring my faith.”

+ Stewardship

Income - $168,838 Expenses - $166,178

Denominational Support - $68,200 Leadership Development - $79,765
Individual Donations - $32,312 Campus Outreach/Evangelism - $33,236
Investment Income - $29,906 Administrative - $21,241
Resident's Contributions - $20,820 Social Justice - $19,904
Local Church Gifts - $17,600 Building - $12,032

10% 8%
12%
12%

40%

12% 48%

18%

20% 20%

“UCM has allowed me to take on small leadership roles that I would have been
intimidated by in the past, and taught me that everyone can be a leader.”

+ 2021 Donors

Local Churches Denominations

• First Presbyterian, Lake Forest • Northern Illinois Conference
• First Presbyterian, Wilmette • Presbytery of Chicago
• First United Methodist, Evanston • United Methodist Foundation
• Glencoe Union Church
• Grace United Methodist Church, Lake Bluff
• Northminster Presbyterian, Evanston

• Trinity United Methodist, Wilmette

Friends, Parents and Alumni

(as of January 6, 2022)

Danny and Susan Allbritton Sonia Evenstad Benjamin and Jocelyn Passty
Gregory and Noemie Anderson Kenneth and Helen Fawcett
Anonymous Beth Flory in honor of Michael Pearce
Jennifer M. Arneson Henry and Rachael Fowler Kurt Peters and Elizabeth Hopp-Peters
Frederick L. Ash Kalen Fraser Jon and Ann Pickerill
Jane R. Friesema Stockton Ray and Sarah Bowen
in honor of Fisherfolk Robert and Linda Read
in memory of Paul Friesema
Donna Atkinson in honor of Bobby Read
Carol Barnett Ellen Goff Ward and Karen Reeves
Linda Beckstedt Chris Grisanti and Susan Fawbush
Dana Behnke and Gideon Bautista Edgar L. and Nancy Hiestand in memory of Esther Lee Wysor
Marc and Pat Behnke Ronald J. Hinz and Catherine E. Adam and Lauren Rheingans
Whitcomb Morgan Richardson
in memory of Marion Lozier Michael Hopkins Alan and Marcia Ritter
TJ Houk Nathan Ritter and Cate Schur
Marvin Behm Alex Huffman Andrew Rowberg
Megan Behnke Charles and Caroline Huston Daniel and Kathryn Meier Ryan
Thomas Board and Carol Meynen Alexander Jablonski Andrew and Lilamani Schleicher
Bob Bobesink and Linda Haven Stuart and Brenda Barnes Jamison Donald and Victoria Scott
Gregory Bork, Jr. Colleen Jersild Philip and Mary Shaul
George D. Bond Weston Kightlinger
Andrew Bowen James and Sue Lawlis in honor of Katherine Shaul Smith, Crosby
Ellen and Chris Bowen Paul E. and Leslie Lehner and Hattie Smith
Cary Lee and Todd Peacock-Preston Barbara M. Smith
in honor of Andrew Bowen-Ataide Patrick Luckow
James S. and Laura C. Lyman in honor of Central United Methodist
Nancy Braund Boruch Clifford and Dorrine Sobers
in memory of Rev. Eric Braund in honor of Bob Bobesink Edwin and Roberta Suckstorff
Erik and Laurel Britt-Webb
Jane P. Brumitt Ruth E. Mack in honor of Hana Suckstorff
Richard J. and Patricia Bruns John and Karen May Thomas and Elizabeth Swann
Donna L. Campbell Jonathan and Wendy McKay Robert and Megan Tschannen-Moran
Ellen Cantrell and William Davis Kenneth and Bertha Monahan Spencer and Abigail Utley
Derrick Clifton Jay E. Miller and Aspasia Apostolakis David Vanko and Carol Appleby-Vanko
Michelle H. Didzbalis Mary E. Wadleigh
Jane S. Eesley Miller Henry and Carole Williams
Christopher and Britta Orr
in honor of Rev. James Preston in honor of David Williams class of 2016
Mary Lynn Windsor
Thaddaeus Elliott Robert Wulff and Ellen McCormick
Barbara E. Ellson

UCM is an independent, 501 (C)(3) not-for-pro t organization which is not funded by Northwestern University. We are extremely
thankful for all of our funders who support Christian young adult leadership development.

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UCM Board of Directors

Mr. Thomas Swann • President
Trinity United Methodist, Wilmette

Mr. Paul Arntson
Professor Emeritus
Ms. Linda Beckstedt
Northminster Presbyterian, Evanston
Ms. Megan Behnke

Alumna
Mr. Bob Bobesink • Treasurer

First Presbyterian, Wilmette
Ms. Katie Brick

First United Methodist, Evanston
Mr. Patrick May
Alumnus
Mr. Bobby Read
Student

Staff and Program Team

Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell
Executive Director and Campus Minister

Jacquie Linney
Administrative Assistant
Part-time (15 hrs/week)

Marvin Behm
(accounting, bookkeeping, and tax ling)

Part-time (8 hrs/month)
Ben Quint

Seminary Intern (15 hrs/week)
John McDermott and Julie Moy
Student Leadership Team (6-8 hrs/week)
“During the pandemic, UCM has given me something to look forward to every week and given me tools to turn

to God when I need help.”.







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