As a ministry of Jesus Christ, RUF exists in step with the local church to see the flourishing of life at The University of Alabama through a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ, the breaking down of barriers among campus groups, and grace based community that seeks God together in order to serve the campus and Tuscaloosa for the Glory of God. If you are a student or would like to connect us to a student, reach out to us by email. Roll Tide!
Stewart was born in Ohio but grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, a small suburb 45 minutes outside of Chicago. After graduating from Glenbard West High School Stewart decided to chase his dreams of one day living in a warmer and more football-saturated climate by moving to Texas. SMU (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas provided this warmer climate but still left a lot to be desired on the football field. Much more importantly he became a Christian at SMU through the ministry of RUF. Upon graduation from SMU in 2010 with a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Spanish he moved to Winston-Salem, NC to work for RUF at Wake Forest University. These years at Wake made him consider a more permanent calling towards vocational ministry and so in June of 2012 he moved back to Dallas, TX to begin a Masters in Divinity at Redeemer Seminary. Stewart graduated from Redeemer in May of 2015 and is beyond excited to be the Campus Minister at The University of Alabama. Stewart’s wife is the former Mary Cannon Spradley from Nashville. She became a Christian in college and was involved in RUF as a student at Ole Miss. She holds her bachelors and masters degrees in Accounting and currently works for PriceWaterhouse Coopers. She is very excited to minister to college girls.
Meredith grew up in Oxford, MS and completed her undergrad at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). There she majored in Psychology and minored in Chemistry. Meredith was involved with RUF during her 4 years in college, and is so excited for the opportunity to work for RUF at The University of Alabama.