Welcome to RUF at the University of Missouri!
At RUF, we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, moving students to consider the inextricable connection between belief and behavior, both during the college years and for life after college. RUF welcomes students of any religious background (or no background at all). All are welcome, whether convinced or unconvinced of the claims of Christianity.
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Ross, his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Avery, moved to Columbia, Missouri in 2003 to work with RUF at Mizzou. Ross earned a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Outside of RUF, Ross enjoys time with Jenny and Avery, documentary films, and trying to stay fit to keep up with students.
In addition to taking care of Avery and house/home, Jenny works part-time as a Physical Therapist at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Avery is in 7th grade and fills her spare time with year-round competitive swimming and time with her youth group at church.
Nicole grew up in Oxford, MS and stuck around to attend Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!). She majored in Business Management but experienced frequent crises of whether or not to change her major to something she actually liked; she did not because she is lazy. While at Ole Miss, she became involved in RUF. It was through this involvement that she developed a deeper understanding of the absolute sinfulness of her heart and the beautiful grace of God. Because of the way she felt so loved by her peers, interns, campus minister, and God, she decided to continue her journey with RUF. Nicole adores reading, Netflix, and cheesecake (amongst other things). She often says many absurd things (which you probably shouldn't take seriously) to get a good laugh. She is pumped about meeting the super cool students of Mizzou.
An eighth-generation Texas native, Owen was born and raised outside of Austin. He attended Texas A&M University, where he was involved in RUF, and graduated in December 2014 with a B.A. in History. When he's not engaged in musical pursuits, he's enjoying time with friends, exploring Texas, compulsively playing Ultimate, reading books, cooking chili, and feeding his obsession with Texas Aggie football.