Welcome to RUF at VSU! We are a group that is crazy about God, His Grace, and Loving this Campus really well. We think college students are awesome, and such a fascinating group to get to know personally. 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, a place you can trust and grow, and a place that is all about others first, and me last. Big goals, but that is the crazy thing about grace, it makes anything possible! We hope to see you soon!


RUF Dinner

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Twice a month we get together to eat good food, laugh, catch up, and enjoy a home away from home. Check the Groupme or text Chad for dates. Normally 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

Small Groups

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 3:30 and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.
Third Floor Union
If questions, contact Chad at 864.529.9160.
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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.