Welcome to RUF at VSU! We're here to help! We want to be a place where you can wrestle with your greatest questions about life and spiritual things, a place where you know you matter, and a place you can trust and grow. If you have any questions about who we are or what we do on campus, please ask. We would love the opportunity to connect with you.


Large Group

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Third Floor Student Union

Contact Chad for more information

Leadership Retreat

August 17 - 19

Contact Chad for more information. $10 + food and gas.

RUF Dinner Kickoff

August 16 at 7:30pm

the Turner's house

Come get a great home cooked meal, have some fun, play some games, and catch up with old and new. Good people. Good times. Great food.

RUF Kickoff

August 21 at 7:30pm

Student Union Third Floor

Come join us for our weekly meeting.

Fall Beach Getaway

September 14 - 16

Laguna Beach, FL

Great weekend of getting away to beautiful Laguna Beach. Getaway for a time to connect deeper with those around you, get refreshed, and get renewed in the power of Jesus.

Chad Turner

Chad is the RUF Campus Minister at Valdosta State University, having previously served for five years as head football, track and strength coach at a school in Spartanburg, SC, and before that was on staff as student ministry director at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL for four years. Prior to that he did college and student ministry for six years. He met his wife Kristen while studying at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. While there she earned a Masters of Biblical Studies and he earned a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Philosophy and Christian Thought. He likes to say he is married to his best friend, and that he married way up! Chad and Kristen are proud to have two boys, two girls and another one on the way.

Vaughn Wallenstein

Vaughn Wallenstein is a proud Floridian and was raised in Ocala, Florida, where he was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and to be brought up in the church. He attended the University of South Florida and very quickly became involved with RUF where the community, fellowship and gospel centered preaching of RUF were an immeasurable blessing on him during his college years. Vaughn graduated from USF with a Bachelors of Arts where he studied History and Religious Studies. Born in Miami he is a huge Miami sports fan and will be sure to let you know. He is extremely excited about the opportunity to follow the Lord's call and work with RUF as an Intern on the campus of Valdosta State!