Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Though we exist on campus through the PCA, you will find students from a wide variety of backgrounds here at Belhaven University, because we welcome students from any and all walks of life. We are here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced." It is our aim to "reach students for Christ and equip them to serve in His church."
Seth was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He graduated from Newberry College in 2007 and 10 weeks later began his studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. During seminary he became the ministerial intern at Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC and continued in that role until his graduation from RTS in 2010. Following graduation, he was ordained as the Assistant Minister at Second Presbyterian. Seth is married to the former Laura Lee Patterson from Knoxville, TN. She graduated from UT Knoxville in 2005. They have two sons, Sam and Charlie. The Starkeys are thankful for the great privilege of impacting the lives of college students through the ministry of RUF.
Ashley Broom was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and after graduating high school, she moved to Oxford, Mississippi where she studied Secondary Education:English at Ole Miss. Ashley recalls the beginning of her freshman year at Ole Miss as being very lonely, but through the love and support of her RUF intern she was able to find community through the ministry of RUF. RUF helped Ashley thrive in college, and she is so excited to be able to help others the way her intern helped her! Ashley deeply believes that RUF is a place where students can experience glimpses of eternity and the love of Jesus through the teaching, preaching, and fellowship of RUF.
Mack Strawbridge was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and has nine older siblings. Although Mack grew up in a Christian home, it was not until high school that he began to take his faith more seriously. After graduating high school Mack attended the University of South Florida where he received a Bachelor's in History and enjoyed taking many philosophy courses as well as four semesters of Attic Greek. During his time as an undergraduate Mack became very involved with RUF and found the Christ centered preaching and the Christian fellowship a remarkable means of grace to grow him in his walk with the Lord. Not long after starting his senior year Mack signed up to become an RUF intern and is extremely excited about what the next 2 years have in store for him.