RUF has been on the campus at Mississippi State for over 35 years. Whether you're taking your fifth-year victory lap or you're a new student, we welcome you to RUF. Reformed University Fellowship is a college ministry with a heart for students and the Gospel. Convinced or unconvinced, RUF is a safe place to explore the claims of the Bible while building relationships with people.
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Elliott and Carrie moved to Starkville in June 2017. They have four children: Thomas (12), Harris (10), Graham (8) and Jerome (5). Elliott grew up in Jackson, MS, and while he is an avid Mississippi State fan and began college at State in 2002, he graduated from Ole Miss in 2006. Carrie grew up in Peachtree City, GA and attended Mercer University from 1997-2001 before moving to Oxford to work as an intern with RUF at Ole Miss. This is where the Everitts met, and they were married in December 2005. After Oxford, Elliott served as Youth Director at First Presbyterian in Yazoo City, MS (2008-2012), graduated from RTS in Jackson (2012), and served as RUF Campus Minister at Mercer University in Macon, GA (2013-2017). It is a great joy to be back in Mississippi and especially to be in Starkville at MSU. If you’re trying to find Elliott, he’s usually wearing maroon and somewhere on campus.
Anne Michal was born in Mississippi but traded one maroon for another when she moved from Starkville to College Station, Texas at age 8. She stayed in College Station for college, attending Texas A&M University where she majored in Kinesiology and met her husband Grant Carter. She was involved in RUF all four years and is excited to return to Starkville and work with Mississippi State RUF in the fall. Anne Michal loves all things sports but especially Aggie football and Braves baseball. She also enjoys podcasts, naps, reading, and being outside.
Grant is from College Station, Texas and spent his childhood dribbling a basketball and annoying his younger brother. While in college at Texas A&M University, he started going to RUF and later met his spouse, Anne Michal. He is excited to be a part of the RUF at Mississippi State and is looking forward to the southern delicacies that are crawfish and boiled peanuts. Grant is commonly referred to as Mr. Kat and aspires to colonize Mars.