RUF has been reaching and equipping Mercer students for over 25 years. Our hope and prayer is that any and every student would find RUF to be a safe place to process the truth claims of Christianity, to find friendship and community, and to rest and be encouraged.


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Amanda DeYoung

Amanda is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is a graduate from University of Central Florida with a degree in Social Work and is currently attending Reformed Theological Seminary pursuing her Masters in Christian Counseling. She was an RUF intern at the University of Houston ('13-'15) and was delighted to be called as Campus Staff at Mercer University and Wesleyan College in 2015. 

Amanda loves dunkin donut's iced coffee, puns, matinee movies, dance parties, and watching the Lord at work at Mercer and Wesleyan.

Kristen Hearn

Kristen grew up in Columbus, GA and graduated from Berry College in 2017 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She found out about the RUF internship through her husband Andrew, who is a 2017 Mercer University graduate and is going on to get his MD at Mercer as well. Kristen once only dreamed of being able to do full-time ministry right out of college and is thankful to see that dream come to a reality through serving with RUF at Mercer. 

A few of Kristen’s favorite things are: children’s books, anything miniature, pour over coffee, chocolate + peanut butter, and seeing students experience healing and flourish as members of God’s Kingdom.

Dalton Titus

Dalton Titus, was raised in Montgomery, Alabama practically his entire life. An interesting fact about Dalton is that he is the only child in the entire family. That's right; no siblings and no cousins, just Dalton. But growing up in his family was very special nonetheless and he was blessed to have a caring, loving, godly family. While Dalton accepted Christ into his life at a young age, He has continued to teach, mold, and grow him throughout his years. Dalton attended Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated with a degree in philosophy. Throughout those four years, he experienced some of the most rewarding and most difficult times of his life.  Dalton will be serving at Mercer University as an RUF intern starting in the Fall of 2016. In the future he hopes to pursue a degree in counseling and be a counselor for college students. God has certainly blessed him and helped him and he looks to share that same kind of love and hope with others while being an intern and while counseling others. Dalton is thankful for what God has done in his life and he looks forward to seeing what He will do in his life in the future.