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Chapter Leadership

Executive Committee for 2017-18

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Hi, I'm Keren Turton, and I'm a 5th year biochemistry PhD candidate. I'm studying the role particular white blood cells (eosinophils) play in asthma. I spend time outside of the lab reading or cooking, and will happily chatter on for ages about my home country, South Africa. I'm looking forward to serving Grad-IV this year, and hope to see people excited to join the fellowship.

Small Group Coordinator

My name is Katie Beverley and I will be serving as the small group coordinator for 2017-2018. I am a second year PhD student in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology and my research focuses on retinal physiology. I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and my hobbies include travel, watching sports, enjoying and performing both vocal and instrumental music, and being around the lakes of Wisconsin! I look forward to supporting and growing along with all of you through small group ministry this upcoming year as we discover our connections through Christ and his Kingdom which is hidden in plain sight!

Large Group Coordinator

Hi, I'm Evan Glasgow, the Large Group Coordinator for this year. I'm working on my PhD in Biochemistry, studying how to create better enzymes for transforming crop waste and prairie grass into renewable biofuels.  I'm passionate about integrating my faith with scientific endeavors.  Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading sci-fi novels and hiking in new places.


Community Life Coordinator

pollyHello, I'm Polly Yu, a 3rd year PhD student in the math department. I study dynamical systems that arise from biochemical reaction networks and try to deduce qualitative properties of the system by doing not much more than staring at the underlying network. Outside of my work, I enjoy reading, drawing and daydreaming, and also spending time with friends. I look forward to serving you as Community Life Coordinator. May we come to better know one another, to grow, learn and serve together. Please feel free to contact us (via the contact form or Facebook page or coming to any of our events)!


My name is Stephen Lee and I am the chapter administrator. I am in my fourth year of graduate school, pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science. In particular, I study the manipulation, execution, and analysis of computer programs, often by other computer programs. Outside of my work, I enjoy bicycling and playing violin, which I studied for sixteen years. I look forward to serving the fellowship by updating the website and sending the newsletters in order to keep everyone informed about our activities.

Staff Worker

The Dahl familyMy name is Jon Dahl. My training and background is in agronomy and engineering. I worked for the USDA for 5 years. However, for the last 15 years I have been studying grad students and faculty as an IVCF staffworker. My wife, Julie, and I have two boys, Erik and Hans. We live on the near west side not far from the UW. Besides my interest & commitment to seeing 'thy kingdom come and thy will be done' at UW, I enjoy reading, travel, construction, theology, fabrication, anything with a motor, history, literature, bikes, hiking, canoeing, the Terrace with friends, etc. You get the idea.

On-Campus Advisor

Jeff HardinJeff Hardin received his B.S. in Zoology and B.A. in German from Michigan State University. He received a Master of Divinity degree at the International School of Theology in Southern California, during which he met his wife, Susie. After seminary Jeff returned to academic science at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in Biophysics. After postdoctoral work at Duke University, Jeff joined the Zoology Department at UW in 1991, where he is currently a full professor and chair. Jeff's research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of embryonic development. Jeff is faculty director of the Biology Core Curriculum, a four-semester honors biology sequence for undergraduates. Jeff is the only scientist who is a professor of Religious Studies, and he is co-Director of the Isthmus Society, a campus organization committed to promoting dialogue between science and religion on the UW campus and in the Madison community. Jeff and Susie have two adult sons, Jon and Christopher.