RUF International is a ministry that seeks to welcome (biblical hospitality) students and scholars from all nations in order to build relationships that will lead to exploring the gospel (evangelism) and equipping (discipleship) Christian international students to return home and live out their callings under the Lordship of Christ. We do this through formal and informal hospitality events, investigative bible studies, one-on-one evangelism, group discipleship, and one-on-one discipleship.

Rachel Vining

Rachel Vining is a recent graduate of Carson-Newman University. Born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains nothing brings more joy to her life than freshly picked apples and the smell of evergreens. Having studied Spanish and Peruvian culture she enjoys learning about cultural differences and finding a common ground to meet people equally. She is always up for an adventure and likes helping people reach an end goal by working together!