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Both Brad and wife, Caroline were born and raised in St. Louis, MO. The two became high school sweethearts, dated through college, while Brad attended Miami University in Ohio and Caroline, The University of Missouri-Columbia, and were married immediately following. They have 3 beautiful daughters, 1 handsome son, and a black lab named Gunner. After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary the Tubbesings moved to Huntsville, AL to begin a new RUF ministry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Seeing God begin and grow the ministry of RUF at UAH was an amazing experience. So much so, that they moved to Bloomington in 2012 to begin an RUF ministry at IU and to help start Hope Presbyterian Church.
Mary Paxton grew up in Jackson, MS before heading off to college in Dallas, TX at Southern Methodist University. She has been involved with RUF throughout her entire time in college ever since the RUF BBQ the first week of her freshman year. RUF has impacted her life in a profound way and she is excited to serve alongside them for the next two years at Indiana University. You’re likely to find her either in a hammock or on a nearby dance floor with a coke and cheez-its in hand.
Born in the wilderness of the Chicago suburbs, Matthias was raised alongside his trusty brother and fanatical dog by his faithful and loving parents. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee by way of Marquette University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Shortly before completing his degree in engineering, Matthias felt the urge, nay, the need to pursue ministry and accepted a position with RUF as an intern on the campus of Indiana University. Matthias enjoys Mexican food, hipster music, bicycles, rock climbing, skiing, and lives with an undying affection for the sport of hockey. He also suffers from a crippling addiction to high end coffee.