RUF at Samford is a community of students learning together how God's grace transforms us to love God and love our neighbors.
Walt grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007, he enrolled at The University of Mississippi where he studied political science and English. After graduating, he worked for a non-profit microfinance firm in the Philippines and returned to Birmingham to begin seminary at Beeson Divinity School. His most notable accomplishment while in seminary was finding and marrying his wife Rachel. Rachel graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education. She taught science for three years and currently works in youth ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church.