Campus Staff Ministers

Campus Staff Ministers are appointed by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to serve at UW-Whitewater and advance mission on campus. Staff provide leadership, oversight, coaching, and training for student leaders, seeking to empower them to guide the ministry forward. InterVarsity Staff are funded entirely by the support of people who believe in the work they do on campus at UW-Whitewater.

Luke Francis

Luke Francis holds two undergraduate degrees, along with two master's degrees, all from UW-Whitewater. Though his education is in business, after a brief business career, he has served on staff with InterVarsity at UW-Whitewater since 2013. He enjoys biking, spending time with family, and talking about economics.

Elisa Zhe

Elisa Zhe graduated in 2019 from UW-Whitewater with a degree in English Literature. She joined InterVarsity staff immediately after graduation and serves in a part-time role. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Clarky, and with friends. She's also passionate about novels, movies, enjoys long drives, and oldies music.

Grace Schmaling

Grace Schmaling graduated in 2021 from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She joined our InterVarsity staff team this summer and serves part-time as she gains ministry experience. In her spare time, Grace enjoys reading, calligraphy, baking, and spending time with her family.

Financially Supporting InterVarsity

Having a team of campus ministers at UW-Whitewater requires financial support from a team of partners who want to see God's work advance on campus. Would you be interested in praying for and donating to support our staff team? Your support will continue the long legacy of God's work at UW-Whitewater through InterVarsity, lasting from 1956 to present, and into the future.