RUF strives to be a rest stop for weary Christians, a safe place for skeptics, and an inviting space for all. The evening consists of fellowship, singing, and a message from Scripture. RUF meets Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm at Brooks Commons in Cannon Chapel. If you have any questions, please e-mail us.


Large Group

Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.
Brooks Commons in Cannon Chapel
Stephen Maginas

Stephen and Lesley Maginas are from the Atlanta area and have been married for 13 years. They have two children, Gregory and Sophia. Stephen graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2002 and from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2010. Lesley graduated from nursing school at Georgia College and State University in 2004 and has been serving as an RN since then. Stephen has been with RUF since 2011 and started at Emory University at the beginning of 2013.

Laura Sharrett

Laura is from the land of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Forest, VA but also has Texas roots. She graduated from The University of Virginia in 2014 with a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies. As a PCA pastor's kid, she grew up in the RUF world but never thought she'd ever actually be an intern! After two great years of the internship at Emory (2014-2016), Laura will be joining Staff at Emory for the next three years while pursuing a MABS from RTS Atlanta. Laura loves cooking Moroccan food, reading a good book, and trees.

Tomo Ito

Tomo grew up near San Diego, CA, surrounded by an orange grove and what basically amounted to a menagerie. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley and is a Golden Bear for life as well as an incorrigible nerd. Tomo used to call the place outside "the Great Outdoors" when he lived on the West Coast, but since moving to Atlanta, he's taken to calling it just "the outdoors." It was in Berkeley that Tomo was introduced to the love of his life--sourdough bread. During college, his aspirations in theoretical physics gave way to a desire to serve and build up the Church, and he works for RUF now. His interests include dogs, reading, crooning, Earl Grey tea, and food (both the preparation and the consumption).