Welcome to R.U.F. at B.S.C. We are a campus ministry open to all students regardless of background or belief. R.U.F. is for the convinced and the unconvinced, the believer and the burned out. We love the college campus and believe the four years a student is in college are the best years to figure out what they believe about God, themselves, and this world.
Joe was raised in Atlanta, GA as an avid Braves fan. After being converted late in high school, he went off to the University of South Carolina where he graduated in 2011. After college, he interned with RUF at Auburn University for 3 years. During those 3 years, he met and married April (a Birmingham native), his much better half. After graduating from RTS in Jackson, MS, April and Joe moved back to the great state of Alabama to begin with RUF at Birmingham-Southern. They have one daughter, Anna, and a yellow lab, Penny.
Mary-Ashley grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas in 2014 with a degree in Corporate Communications. She got plugged into RUF her freshman year at SMU and realized during her senior year that God wanted her to remain connected to this ministry beyond graduation. This is her third year as the girls' intern at Birmingham Southern College and she couldn't love it more!
Mary-Ashley has a brother, Hunt, at Ole Miss and a sister, Kate, in high school. She enjoys working out, Dancing with the Stars, cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels, and loves a good piece of chocolate cake!
Lindsey was raised in Cary, North Carolina and attended college at Appalachian State University. She graduated from AppState with a degree in Commercial Photography and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Freshman year, she followed her older brother to RUF large group and began attending RUF regularly after a new friend invited her to a community group at her home. She loves avocados, will drink iced coffee in any temperature, and feels most at home in the mountains.