RUF is a christian ministry for UNCW. We are a community of students who are seeking to grow deeper in our faith or test the waters of what faith looks like. Our hope is that we will love god, love each other and love UNCW. Join us!

Download our app on the Apple App Store or Google Play by searching "RUF at UNCW" (no quotes) for info on all our Events, Small Groups, and Leadership Meetings!


Large Group

Thursday at 8pm

McNeill 1051

Worship, teaching and community. Come at 7:30pm for an iced coffee bar and fellowship!

Freshman Bible Study

Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

McNeill 1031

We will go out to dinner afterwards!

Guys Small Group

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Jay at 919-561-1955

Ladies Small Group

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Contact Philippa at 910-986-8314

Ladies Small Group

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Contact Abbie at 336-905-0721

Ladies Small Group


Contact Davie at 828-545-4389

Worship Arts Small Group

Every other Wednesday

Contact Nathan at 252-414-7035

Jay Denton

Jay is a North Carolina native. He grew up in the eastern part of the state and went to college at Gardner-Webb University in the foothills. He met his wife while working at a summer camp and they were married in 2006. Jay and Bet moved to Charlotte, NC where he studied at Reformed Theological Seminary and interned at Uptown Church. After finishing seminary in 2010, Jay and Bet moved to Raleigh to help plant Midtown Community Church. After 5 wonderful years in Raleigh, Jay, Bet and their girls have moved to Wilmington to start up RUF at UNCW. He can't wait to meet you! Jay enjoys coffee, modern architecture, cooking, flip flops and wearing t-shirts whenever possible. Jay and Bet have three little girls (Laine, Remy and Breck) and puppy named Lucy.

Davie Boone

Davie grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and is looking forward to being back in her home state! She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Alabama. She came to know the Lord through the ministry of RUF during her freshman year at Alabama, and she is humbled and thrilled to serve as the RUF intern at UNCW for the next two years!

Nathan Sharpton