Welcome to RUF at Meredith! We are a community learning about the love of Jesus for us and how it calls us to love others. In RUF we do not think any of us has it all together, and so we all need to hear the good news that God has provided Jesus to bring healing and restoration to broken people. To help people learn about Jesus, we provide opportunities to learn what the Bible teaches and put it into practice in our everyday lives. In RUF, we think the gospel must be understood if it is to impact our life, and it must be lived out to be truly understood. Feel free to contact us if we can help you!
Various small groups meet on campus at Meredith throughout the week. Contact Amy for locations and times.
Chuck Askew is the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at North Carolina State University and Meredith College. Chuck is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but became involved with RUF in his time at the University of Florida and spent 2 years as an intern with RUF at Mississippi State. After those two years, Chuck went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson to get a Masters of Divinity. While there, he met his lovely wife Lauren, originally from Syracuse, New York, who was in the Marriage and Family Therapy program of RTS. After graduating in 2005, Chuck and Lauren moved to Conway, South Carolina to start the RUF at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). After four years at CCU, Chuck was called to serve as the RUF campus minister at North Carolina State University and has been happily serving students here since 2009. Lauren and Chuck have three children, Charlie, Norah and Sam.
Grace Valenti grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and after graduating from the University of Florida in May 2019 (Go Gators!), felt drawn to continue to serve in RUF through the internship. Grace is excited to work alongside Chuck Askew and three great interns in Raleigh. She cannot wait to see how God uses them all through the next two years! On any given day, you can find Grace hanging out with people as often as possible while hopefully incorporating good food and walks with her dog.