RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) is a campus ministry at UAH that desires to be a community that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and his church.

RUF exists to be a rest stop for the weary and a safe place for the unconvinced. Regardless of your background or beliefs, personal convictions or deep-seated doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore the truth claims of the bible and grow in your understanding of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow Him.


Large Group

Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

Nursing Building 103A

Girls and Guys Small Groups

Various times/locations throughout the week see for details

Additional Resources

Alumni: we're celebrating 10 years of RUF on UAH's campus and we'd love to connect! Fill out our quick alumni survey here.

Vinnie Athey

Vinnie grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010. After college, he did the RUF internship at the University of Florida and met his lovely wife Molly, who was the RUF intern at Florida State. They got married in 2014 and moved to Charlotte, NC where Vinnie earned his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (2014-2017). The Atheys are excited God has called them to Huntsville, AL (AKA “The Rocket City”) to serve at UAH. Vinnie enjoys running, listening to music, and annually getting his heart broken by DC sports teams. Molly is an avid horticulturist and lover of Chacos. The Athey's son Rhys was born in 2017 and enjoys laughing and throwing things on the ground!

Emily Seligson

Emily Seligson grew up in Orlando, FL and received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical from the University of Central Florida in 2018. Her experiences from her four years involved in RUF, which provided a beautiful source of community and growth in her life, cultivated in her a mindset for missions and a heart for discipleship. 

These are a few of her favorite things: soccer & volleyball, giraffes, dad jokes, Napoleon Dynamite, and High School Musical marathons with her pals.

Patrick Smith

Cat and movie enthusiast. Part-time book reader, full-time music listener. Favorite movies include Night of the Living Dead (1968), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Favorite books include The Bible (duh), House of Leaves, and Speak. He once wrote a six page essay on gender politics in the world of The Walking Dead. He has never been to nor has any family in Chicago, yet still maintains that he is a Chicago Cubs fan. In his previous job, a photo of Nicholas Cage was taped in the ceiling above his desk where Cage would always watch over his work. He dreams of writing and editing movies one day. He is the most averagely interesting man in America.