Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him in community with others at UCSB. In RUF, we strive to be an authentic community that is not only supportive and spiritually challenging, but also outward-facing to our peers on campus. We are a ministry at UCSB for UCSB.
Johnathan Keenan is originally from Hereford, TX which is known as the Beef Capitol of the World. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2001. After graduation, Johnathan moved to Inverness, Scotland where he served as a youth minister for 3.5 years. In 2010, Johnathan graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary (M.DIV.) and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for some post-graduate studies (Th.M.).
Johnathan met his wife Morgan while serving as the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Memphis from 2011-2016. They have two sons, Branson (2 yrs) and Cooper (6 mos). Johnathan and Morgan are excited to be in California serving the students at UC-Santa Barbara.
Grace was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her undergrad at the University of Mississippi. There she majored in journalism and minored in history. Grace was involved with RUF throughout her four years in college and loved the way the ministry spoke the gospel truth into her life and reminded her of the constant need for a savior. Grace loves to talk and finds joy in meeting new people and making friends. Grace is so excited to minister to students at UCSB.