Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a campus ministry at Middle Tennessee State University. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community at MTSU.
Matthew has lived in the Nashville area all of his life. He grew up in Nolensville, TN and lived there for 11 years before moving to Murfreesboro, TN to attend MTSU for undergraduate studies. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Communication. During this time at MTSU, Matt met his future wife, Lydia. They got married in July of 2014 in Murfreesboro, TN. After being married, Matthew applied for the RUF Internship to serve the campus of MTSU.
When Matt isn't at home or on campus, you can usually find him at sporting events, catching a Dave Matthews Band concert, or playing sports around the Murfreesboro area. After completing the internship, he hopes to attend seminary at RTS Charlotte and become a campus minister.
Lydia is getting a degree in Comprehensive Special Education and hopes to become a teacher in that field. She grew up in Denton, TX and came to MTSU in 2012, where she met what she calls "the love of her life".
Lydia and Matthew love to have people over, and are very excited for this unique opportunity to serve the campus of MTSU and spread the Gospel to so many amazing students.