Go Pack and welcome to RUF at NC State! We are a community learning about the love of Jesus for us and how it calls us to love others. We welcome students from all walks of life, regardless of where they are spiritually. 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!
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.
Amy moved to Raleigh in October 2014 to begin RUF at Meredith College after three years with RUF at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining RUF in 2011, Amy spent several years teaching middle school in Birmingham as well as living and teaching in rural Uganda. She has a love for many things in life which include (but are not limited to) cooking and entertaining at home with friends, working in the yard, a variety of musical and literary interests, hiking mountains in the western portion of our state, African art, and quirky films. She enjoys the great state of North Carolina, loves working with women at Meredith College as well as any opportunity she gets to hang out and get to know Meredith and N.C. State students!
Lauren was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduating from Greenville Tech Charter High school she spent two years studying theatre and communications at Lander University. Then, the Lord really took a hold of her life and she transferred to Columbia International University the fall of her junior year. During her time at CIU she fell more in love with the Lord and really understood what it looks like to have a personal relationship with Him. She graduated with a degree in Bible and Communications from CIU in April of 2016. Although never involved with RUF (there wasn't RUF at CIU) she has a passion for student ministry and seeing people grow in their relationship with the Lord. She loves spending time with people, going to concerts, and finding the best coffee shops.
Matt was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned a degree in Music Education during his time at the University of Houston, and became involved with RUF his freshman year. This first year of college was very transformative for him as he came to know Christ through RUF's bible studies.
Matt loves worshipping the Lord through music. He helped facilitate and lead worship at the University of Houston's RUF, and he currently helps lead worship for his church in the Houston area. Matt plays a variety of instruments and loves listening to different worship music from congregations all around the country. One thing he loves to do is wake up, make a cup of coffee, read his bible, and worship the Lord through song.
In his spare time, Matt loves to play sports. His biggest love is soccer, but you can also find him playing ultimate frisbee, football, and volleyball. If he's not playing sports, Matt is usually playing some kind of board game. Whether it be Settler of Catan, Risk, Chess, The Game of Life, or even "Puno" (Power Uno, you'll have to ask him about it), Matt loves to play games and learn new ones.
Most of all, Matt loves college ministry. Even before he graduated he would meet with students, help plan social events, and start prayer groups in the music school. On weekends Matt and some of the students from RUF would go to the University Center and sing hymns. His passions have lead him to take on the RUF Internship, and he is ecstatic to be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina to minister to the students of North Carolina State University.