RUF at Houston is a community of students seeking to learn how to love God and love each other. We are reaching out to UH students with the good news of Jesus Christ and equipping UH students to love and serve him, our neighbors, and our world.
Blake started the RUF at Houston over five years ago. An original Houstonian, Blake is back in his hometown. Before becoming the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Houston Blake attended the UT at Austin where he met his future wife. Way back in 2005 Blake finally convinced Ryan Plank to marry him, after a week of asking, and they now have three incredible children, Jacks, Paden, and Mazie.
Isaiah Sohn was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Following a short gig in Kansas, his parents moved the family to Dallas, Texas, where he spent his childhood as the middle child of an older brother and a younger sister. High school was spent in Northern Virginia where he was accepted into Virginia Tech in 2011 to pursue a Chemistry major. After a semester in the Corps of Cadets, he took a break from school before coming back and falling in love with English Literature as a major. Isaiah bounced around several campus ministries before finding RUF in his Junior Year. He was attracted to the strong community and the strong balance of truth and grace that was constantly preached and sung. After graduating in December 2016, he is excited to go to the University of Houston, where he will re-enter the Texas lifestyle and enjoy the glory of Texas BBQ.