Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF at Davidson is a place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others. This community happens weekly through large group meetings, small groups, and individual meetings with fellow students, intern, or the campus minister over coffee or lunch.
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Sid Druen was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. While at Davidson, Sid became a Christian and met Tere, whom he later married. After three years teaching and coaching at a private school near Washington D.C., he moved to Orlando to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. During his time at R.T.S., he worked in a local Presbyterian church, interned with R.U.F. at University of Central Florida, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. He was the Campus Minister at New Mexico State University (2009-2013) before beginning as the Campus Minister at Davidson in Fall 2013. Sid and Tere have 3 children: Carol, William, and Millie.
Reuben Vandezande was raised in Raleigh, NC with three siblings: two sisters and a brother. He attended private Christian school for middle school but went to Raleigh Charter for high school, a public charter school. It was here he started to understand his need for a loving Christian community. He stayed in Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University and study Aerospace Engineering. Shortly after starting college, he joined RUF to fill the need he had for Christian community. It was there in RUF that he learned of his desire to serve and minister to others and decided to become an intern for RUF. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, ready to serve on Davidson's campus.