Welcome to RUF at the University of Nebraska! We seek to reach UNL students for Christ and equip them to serve in His Church. There are many ways to get plugged into RUF - through gathering (weekly RUF Large Group and various events throughout the year), connecting (fellowship groups with other students & meeting with Brian and Ben-The-Intern), and growing (small group Bible studies).
For other events, see our Facebook page.
Brian Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, and graduated from Auburn University in 1997. After graduation he spent 9 years as an accountant before being called to Covenant Theological Seminary, in St. Louis, MO, where he received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in May of 2013. Brian became husband to his wonderful wife Rebecca in December of 2000. Rebecca was born in Ruston, LA, and received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Brian and Rebecca are blessed to be the parents of four fabulous children: Sarah Frances born in 2002, Catherine born in 2004, Patrick born in 2006, and Lillian born in 2008. Together they enjoy athletics, family movie nights and anything in and around water. They moved to Lincoln the summer of 2014 for Brian’s call as the RUF Campus Minister at The University of Nebraska and are excited to worship, serve, and hang out with UNL students.
Ben grew up in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC, and from 2011 to 2013 attended George Washington University in Washington, DC, then transferred to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC for 2014 and 2015. He graduated with a degree in English, concentrating in Literary Studies, and enjoys reading, playing music, hiking, camping, all kinds of movies, and spending time with dear friends. In August 2015, Ben moved to Lincoln to begin his work at UNL, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to share Christ’s love on campus, hopefully through being a humble, living example of how God pursues and saves broken people.