Welcome to RUF at UVM! We provide students an opportunity to explore Christianity, connect with others, and grow spiritually as we gather around God's word (Large Group, Bible studies) and spend time together in God's world (social events, service projects, student dinners, and more). All are welcome!
John Meinen is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder ('04) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ('12). Before starting RUF at UVM, John served low-income entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, studied microfinance in Bangladesh, led backpacking trips for Outward Bound, and completed a year-long fellowship program in the nation's capital. His wife, Megan, is the Director for UVM's Adventure Ropes Course. The Meinens have a one-year old daughter named Willa and a silver lab named Coulter. They would love to meet you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with them using the contact information provided on this page.
Kelsey Rodriguez graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Western Carolina University. She grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, otherwise known as Hickory. She enjoys backpacking, going to concerts, and watching Wes Anderson films. Her favorite pastime is drinking coffee and playing board games with close friends. During her years in college, she loved being a part of the RUF family and looks forward to loving the students at the University of Vermont. #gocatsforever