Welcome to Reformed University Fellowship at NMSU! For over 20 years, RUF has been reaching students for Christ and equipping them to serve in NMSU, Las Cruces, the Southwest, and beyond. We welcome the diversity of perspectives and people that the university brings, and are excited to explore how the Christian gospel informs every facet of life, from agriculture, to engineering, to humanities, and beyond.
While college is a such an exciting period of life, it is also one of the hardest. We hope that RUF can be a place where “it’s ok to not be ok,” and where you have friends and mentors to encourage, comfort, and guide you in life’s ups and downs. RUF is a place of rest amidst the pressure of college life, to grow in relationship with God and friends, and share together in honest community.
Wherever you find yourself ("convinced" or “unconvinced," burned or bored, cynical or spiritual, passionate or stagnant), we hope you can bring your whole self to RUF, and explore with us who Jesus Christ is, and how to follow him.
Jonathan grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. While there, he enjoyed backpacking, climbing, running, skiing, and mountaineering in the awesome Colorado Rockies with his family. He moved to New York City for his BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. After college, he worked as an intern at RUF City Campus Ministry for 2 years before moving to St. Louis, MO for his M.Div. He met his wife Caroline there. Caroline loves all kinds of art (right now, she’s on a digital kick), running, climbing, Netflix, and just about everything else. They love the desert adventures and the food Las Cruces offers. They are expecting their first baby in March. Hit Jonathan or Caroline up if you want to hang out! When he's not on campus, you can find him running, riding his bike, reading, cooking, and hanging out.