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Adam graduated from North Carolina State University and attended Seminary at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His wife Lisa is from Charleston South Carolina and graduated from medical school at the University of South Carolina. They have two children Eli and Lucy.
Amy is a graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA where she received her degree in Middle Grades Education. After teaching in Birmingham for a few years, she taught missionary kids in rural western Uganda with World Harvest Mission (now Serge).
In 2011, Amy joined RUF and worked with RUF at Samford University for three years. From there she moved to Raleigh, NC to help start RUF at Meredith College from 2014 to 2019 when she joined the team at UAB! She has a love for many things in her life which include cooking, entertaining at home with friends, podcast listening, travel, and reading as much as possible. Some of her favorite things include her dog Jasper, being outside planting and working in the yard, quirky films and Tiny Houses. Amy is grateful God has called her to UAB and considers it a great privilege to be a part of God's work on that campus.
Emily is from Muscle Shoals, AL. She attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education in 2018. At MSU, she was involved with RUF for all four years and served on ministry teams like Freshman Outreach. RUF was a large part of Emily's life during her time at MSU, and she is very excited about serving with RUF at UAB. She is also thrilled to be living in a city where the best grocery store in not Kroger. Emily is known for loving to read but claiming to never have enough time to do so, having odd standards for food, loving cats a little too much, and constantly explaining her dry sense of humor. You can typically find her rewatching her favorite TV shows on Netflix, exhaustively listening to Broadway musicals, reading, walking around campus, and trying new restaurants.
Josh Harper is from Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated with a degree in Business Finance from Samford University. He discovered his passion for ministry through his time with RUF, and is very excited to be serving in his hometown at UAB under Adam Venable. He loves to read, write, hike, and play disc golf, and he has an intense love for Switchfoot, Relient K, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and The Avengers films. He hopes to pursue full-time ministry as a career, and is excited for his first steps in this direction with the RUF internship