Welcome to L.A.! We are glad you are here at USC. We know how important it is to have real connection with others on a campus found in such a sprawling city as Los Angeles. At RUF, we strive to be an authentic community that is not only supportive and spiritually challenging, but also outward-facing to our peers on campus. We are a ministry at USC that is for USC.
Alex is orignally from Lookout Mountain, GA and is new to the west coast. Before coming to USC he spent the last 10 years in Pennsylvania. 4 in Philadelphia at Westminster Theological Seminary and 6 at Penn State University where he was the RUF campus minister. He and his wife Becki have 3 children (Whit, Miles, and Monroe) and love living in the L.A. area.
Marianna graduated from Wake Forest University with a Psychology and Spanish double-major in May of 2017. A North Carolina native, Marianna is excited for this west coast adventure, where she gets to work with the ministry that the Lord has used to change her life. Her interests include playing volleyball (sand or indoor), speaking in movie quotes, drinking coffee in order to be a functioning human, reading on the beach, and laughing with family and friends.
Brad graduated with a degree in Finance from Mississippi State University in 2016. He spent the next year teaching history and coaching basketball at Delta Streets Academy in Greenwood, Mississippi, before starting his internship with RUF. He is married to his lovely wife, Chelsea, and they love being married and working in Los Angeles. Brad is most joyful while reading, playing sports (specifically beach volleyball), and eating at In-N-Out.