My name is Caleb LaRue and I am thrilled to be working with the students, faculty and staff at Union College. I studied undergrad at the University of Virginia, where I met my wife, Bet. Although my degree is in Religious Studies (focusing on animism in sub-Saharan Africa), I spent the majority of my time in college in Biochemistry. I am a very curious person! As a student, I was involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), where I was grown a great deal, both spiritually and personally.
After college, Bet and I married and started a family (we have five children), and I worked in resort hotel management. After about five years, I apprenticed as a wallpaper installer and began a very different career. In 1989 we moved to Philadelphia, where I received my M. Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary. I took a call to a small Presbyterian congregation in Warren County, where I served for three years. During seminary, the pastorate, and the intervening years, I operated a paint and wallpaper business. This was a great counter-experience to the path of higher education, enriching my life and heart in many ways.
I have since closed the business and am working full-time with IVCF. I split my time with Skidmore College, where I’ve been serving for four years on a part-time basis. I love students, and I love the campus. My work on campus is about establishing and growing a witnessing community: people who follow Jesus Christ, who love the campus, and seek to bless every aspect of the college's life.