At RUF at Texas Tech we believe that you are never so GOOD that you stand outside of the NEED of God’s grace... and at the same time you are never so BAD that you stand outside of the REACH of God’s grace. God's grace is necessary for all and sufficient for any.
Since 2001, RUF has ministered to students at Texas Tech with this in mind, giving a well-developed, heart-felt witness to the person and work of Jesus Christ. We long to cultivate mature relationships among students that manifest themselves in a love for others, a heart for service, and a deep intimacy with the Living God. As God deals with us through His Word and through our relationships with each other, we hope to see the Kingdom of God advance on the campus of Texas Tech and into the community at large.
We invite you to be a part of God’s work in, with, and through RUF at Texas Tech.
Dagan feels weird writing about himself in the third person. He married the new girl at church, Jen, who caught his eye while he was preaching the worst sermon of his life. She was clearly trying to avoid him. Jen loves to ride horses and this scares Dagan. Dagan hated to run but now he loves to run (a dog name Bella taught him). Dagan and Jen love Royals' baseball, cooking together, and board games, but not as much as they love Andrew, who is a morning person that looks just like Dagan but has all the expressions of Jen. Dagan wants to have an office filled with old maps, intellectual books he'll read some day, and a humidor. He has been praying about doing RUF for three years and cannot wait to meet all the students at Tech.
Moving fifteen times in her life, Brooke considers Houston, Texas to be her home. In 2015, Brooke graduated with her B.A. in Music, Piano Performance at Belhaven University, where she served on the leadership and music team for RUF there. In the summer months, Brooke found herself working in various ministry capacities—as a cook at Horn Creek Christian Family Camp in Colorado, a youth intern for two summers at Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, and a worship intern for one of those summers. While Brooke and her husband, Casey Lewis, met in highschool, they did not start dating until the summer of 2014, after they had attended a week long summer conference with RUF. Casey is currently working on his B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech, where Brooke will be a Reformed University Fellowship intern. Brooke enjoys simplicity and adventure, finding the greatest joy spending a quiet evening at home to a weekend camping adventure in the mountains.