About Us

The Navigators at The University of Iowa

Our Team

Scott & Paige Heemstra
Campus Directors
Sarah Altenhofen
Associate Campus Director
Zachary and Lauren Thompson
Seth Platt
Ben Steward
Grace Johnson
Hannah Fountain
Delia Mozqueda-Fuhrmeister

Who We Are

The Navigators at the University of Iowa are a community of students who want to know God and Jesus Christ, and who want to love and encourage each other while walking through life together. There are no prerequisites or specific affiliations required to participate in Navigators activities. We encourage you to come just as you are to enjoy friendship and community with us as we seek to understand who God is and why it matters. Thanks for checking out our group. We would love to invite you to connect with us.

What We Do

We serve as an open door to share Jesus each year through life-on-life relationships, recreation, and discipleship. Our goal is to equip others with the skills and tools for them to advance the gospel wherever life leads. We believe that discipleship is friendship with a vision. The Navigators desire to come alongside, live life with you and to help you know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same. 

Practically, this happens as we ask questions, read the Bible, eat together, bless one another, have fun, pray for and with each other, and through speaking our stories and the story of Jesus to one another. 

Who We Serve

We serve the students at the University of Iowa. Go Hawks!

Why We Serve

Navigators ministries believes Jesus came so that everyone who believes in Him "may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). People need this abundant life that God offers through Jesus. The heartbeat of The Navigators is discipleship. Jesus came alongside a few ordinary people at a pivotal point in history and walked with them so that they might know Him, and make Him known. Our goal is to be amongst those we serve. We desire to show them Christ's love in a truthful and powerful way, that will change their lives forever. "We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too." 1 Thessalonians 2:8