University Ministry Pastor
Rudy Nikkerud is the leader of planetUNI—the university ministry of Planetshakers Church which cares for 5,000+ university students (as at 2020). He is also a Planetshakers Board member and Elder.
At 16, Rudy dedicated his life to serving Jesus after a life-changing encounter with God at a Planetshakers conference. After completing university in Tasmania, Australia, Rudy responded to the call of God to move to Melbourne and serve in the first Planetshakers Church plant.
Rudy is a dynamic, sought-after communicator who is anointed to present the Gospel to diverse audiences. He has a strong biblical knowledge base—having graduated with a Masters Degree in Ministerial Leadership.
Rudy is also an accomplished musician (Bachelor of Music) who serves locally and internationally, leading praise and worship in the Planetshakers Band and preaching the Gospel.