Welcome International Students and Scholars!

Terry Dykstra

Originally from Colorado, Terry lived most of his life in suburban Georgia before coming to Austin in summer 2017 to continue the work of RUF International at Texas. Terry was a Journalism major at the University of Georgia, where he met his wife Mary Rose through RUF. Mary Rose was a finance major and now works in Business Valuation at Deloitte. After Terry finished his internship with RUF at Western Kentucky, they married in June 2014, and have one cat named Agnus. Terry graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta in May 2017, and was a part-time RUF Intern during his studies. There, he was able to meet international students at Georgia Tech and through his church which gave him a heart and desire for international student ministry and for reaching the nations with the good news of Jesus Christ. Terry enjoys watching most sports but especially football, listening to all sorts of podcasts, and likes playing volleyball, tennis, racquetball, and frisbee. Together, he and Mary Rose enjoy good food, art, theatre, reading, working out and riding bikes. They look forward to meeting students from all the nations represented at UT, and Terry would love to meet on campus over coffee or lunch!