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.
Brooks was born in Texas (woo!) but grew up in Nashville, TN. During his first year at the University of Tennessee (UTK) he met Meredith (who would one day become his wife). At UTK Brooks and Meredith were both involved with RUF on the student ministry team which gave them a passion for all RUF does for college students. Upon graduation (2011), Brooks began working with RUF as an intern at Vanderbilt University in Nashville just months before he and Meredith got married. After working with RUF at Vandy for three years (2011-2014) Brooks and Meredith moved to St. Louis for Brooks to pursue further training for pastoral work at Covenant Theological Seminary (2014-2018). While in seminary Brooks worked as a youth coordinator at their church and Meredith worked as a hair stylist (and a great one at that!). After graduating from Covenant Seminary (2018) Brooks and Meredith moved to Houston for Brooks to serve as the second RUF campus minister at the University of Houston.
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.