The Staff

Drew Burdette: Campus Minister

Drew, and his wife Jessica, were called to work with RUF at the University of Washington in 2012. Drew is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Although originally from South Carloina, Drew's love for coffee, the outdoors, and all things water, have made him fall in love with the city of Seattle. When he's not pastoring students at the UW, Drew loves to grill and eat delicious food, watch movies, hike, hang out with Jessica, and think of new ways to get Asa and Beau, their little boys, to crack up laughing...which isn't that difficult to do. 

Jessica grew up in Memphis, TN, and received her masters of Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Jessica has a voracious... I mean voracious...sweet tooth and loves to cook and bake. The only thing that eclipses her love of all things sweet is her husband and her little boys, Asa and Beau. But don't let her hobbies fool you...Jessica loves to be active. She and the boys are always up for a walk at Greenlake and love when students come over for dinner. Friend her on Facebook and message her if you want to hang out. Don't be shy!

Matthan & Catie Stroethoff: Interns

Matthan and Catie were both called to work with RUF at the University of Washington in 2016.

Matthan was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. He grew up swimming, skiing, hiking and reading. His love for swimming led him to the University of Southern California. He swam for the Trojans for three years and achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Critical Studies from the USC’s Film School in 2014. After graduation Matthan went on staff with the Navigators where he served for 6 months overseas and for a year at California State University Long Beach. Matthan loves to be active, but also finds great joy in devouring a good book, board gaming with friends, and cooking (and eating) tasty food.

Catie grew up in the small town of Weare, New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies at the University of Vermont in 2014. Catie then moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to serve in campus ministry with the Navigators for a year and a half. She has a great love for skiing (and ski jumping), hiking, and camping; she simply cannot get enough of the mountains. She also loves a good book, game, challenge, and, of course, coffee.