RUF is a Christian ministry at Florida State that is committed to studying God's word, applying the Gospel of Jesus to our lives, and providing community for college students. We would love to get to know you!
Raised in the small south Georgia town of Thomasville, Kelly grew up taking day trips to Tallahassee. Little did he know it would become home! Kelly attended the University of Georgia from 2007-2011, where RUF played a huge role in shaping and nurturing him. It is also where he met his beautiful wife, Caroline! Upon graduation in 2011, Kelly and Caroline got married and served together as RUF interns for two years at Mississippi State University. Kelly continued working with students during his time in seminary through the college ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, MS. The Jacksons are extremely grateful for the opportunity to minister to the men and women at Florida State University! Kelly and Caroline have two beautiful children named Nora and Johnny, and they love college students, too!