RUF is a Christian ministry at Florida Gulf Coast University. We want to help students grow in their faith, search for answers, and find community. All are welcome! RUF is a place where every student, regardless of background, personal history, or conviction, can examine the truths of biblical Christianity in ways that are plausible to the skeptic and life-changing for the believer.


Large Group

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. 

in Marieb Hall, room 200

Freshmen (coed)

Mondays at 6 PM

SoVi Dining Hall

James (men)

Wednesdays at 6 PM

Falcon, Apt. 10 (NLV)

Job (women)

Thursdays at 6 PM

Bldg. S, Apt. 4 (NLV)​

1 Peter (men)

Thursdays at 7 PM

Palmetto: 5th floor study room

Theology (coed)

Fridays at 12 PM

Einstein’s (Cohen Center)

Lucas Tanner

Lucas was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He met his wife Bobbilee while studying business at the University of Florida. They got married in November 2004 and have three children: Isaac, Sadie and Molly. Lucas earned a Master of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary and has been a minister to students for 16 years.