Pastors & Staff

eric whitley


Eric and and his wife, Stephanie, were both born and raised in Kentucky. They met in Lexington, KY after Eric graduated from Indiana University and Stephanie graduated both from Western Kentucky University (undergrad) and the University of Kentucky (grad school). In 2007, they got married, moved to Saint Louis, and started their lives together as Eric attended Covenant Seminary and Stephanie worked. In 2011, they were called to remain in Saint Louis where Eric started serving as an Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Right around that same time, their daughter Anna Katherine came along, then son Callan in 2012, son Lawson in 2014, and finally daughter Cora in 2017. Eric and Stephanie have long had a heart for young adults and college students and are so excited to be living here in Bloomington and ministering to students at IU.

They enjoy spending time with their 4 crazy kids, trying new foods and restaurants, playing golf, going on dates, eating sushi, and catching the latest show on Netflix.

BRadley fullbright

ruling elder

Bradley was born and raised in Northeast Tennessee. He first heard the life changing message of the gospel at a Younglife camp the summer prior to his senior year of high school. He met his wife Jordan while they were both Younglife leaders at rival high schools in the Knoxville, Tennessee. Bradley and Jordan were married in 2018 and have been blessed with 2 wonderful daughters, Ruth and Sybil. The Fullbrights moved to Bloomington in 2020 so Bradley could begin his career as a hematology/oncology physician assistant. In his free time Bradley enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers and Indianapolis Colts.



Ashley was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended a community college and received an Associate's degree in Business Management. Afterwards, she worked in Purchasing for several years. Ashley moved to Bloomington in September of 2021 after marrying her husband Aaron, who was raised in Indiana. She is excited to now be serving at Hope! 

jordan fullbright

director of children's ministry 

Jordan was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. She met her husband, Bradley, while both serving as YoungLife leaders at the University of Tennessee. They married shortly after college and moved to Bloomington in 2020 when Bradley accepted a job with IU Health. Jordan taught elementary/middle school for a few years before she and Bradley were blessed with their two daughters, Ruth and Sybil. Now, Jordan stays home with the girls and is excited to further apply her passion for kids by serving in the children’s ministries at Hope. 



Nic grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, graduating with a degree in Quantitative Economics. He learned of RUF during his sophomore year, and RUF quickly became his chief source of community, resulting in countless Christ-centered friendships. Nic enjoys chess (at a novice level), ice cream, and all things avant-garde. Nic is excited to share his passion for Christ and RUF at IU!



Katelyn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Geneva College in Western PA, she moved to Pittsburgh to start a job with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) doing campus ministry at Point Park University. She and her husband Patrick (who is also from Philly) were married in 2019. Pat is a professional frelance orchestral musician (double bass). The bass program at IU brought he and Katelyn to Bloomington! Katelyn is excited to be continuing work in campus ministry, now with RUF at IU. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys getting together with friends at coffee shops and movie nights at home.