Welcome to RUF in Santa Barbara! We hope you feel vitally connected to this work. We gather each week in view of our flaws, to be drawn in more often and deeply into the re-creative love of the gospel, with the hope of saturating our campuses with that same love. Please know that God is at work among our community.
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.