Regardless of your beliefs or background, Columbia RUF is a diverse community where you can explore Christianity and the hope that is found in knowing Jesus Christ. Columbia can be a challenging place to live and study, so we gather together weekly to hangout, process life, engage with the Bible, and remind ourselves of God's love for us in Jesus.
RUF is a place where Christians will grow in their faith, and where those who are skeptical or curious are always invited to bring their questions as we serve our neighbors and experience God's grace together at Columbia.
Eric originally hails from Richmond, VA, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a B.A. in Religious Studies. Having dated his high school sweetheart their entire time at UVA, Eric and Brittany got married shortly after graduation and spent another year in Charlottesville while Brittany completed her M.T. in Elementary Education. The Lipscombs then moved to St. Louis in 2010, where Eric pursued a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and Brittany brought home the bread as a second grade teacher. In 2014, Eric graduated with his M.Div and was called to New York City to serve as the RUF Campus Minister at Columbia University. During their time in college, Eric and Brittany were both cared for so well through the ministry of RUF, and are now incredibly grateful for the opportunity to process life and spend time with students at Columbia!
We're here to serve college students, so please feel free to contact us any time- we'd love to meet you, talk about life, faith, doubt, or even just hangout.