Vanderbilt RUF is a student organization that seeks to spread the "gospel" (the good news of Jesus Christ) through ourselves and into the campus by word, deed, and lifestyle. We believe the gospel is what brings about personal change, social healing, and cultural renewal. Everyone is welcome regardless of personal or religious background.

Vanderbilt RUF is here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, or spiritual. We invite you no matter where you are in the process.

 
JOIN US
 

Large Group

Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Benton Chapel
 
 

Guys Lunch

Mondays at Noon
Rand, look for Matt and Richie on the 2nd floor
 
 

Girls Lunch

Tuesdays at Noon
2nd floor of the cafeteria in Commons, look for Katie
 
 

Isaiah 58

Thursdays at 11 a.m.
at the corner of 16th Ave and Grand Ave
Opportunity to serve the homeless of Nashville
 
 

Freshman Bible Study

Mondays at 4 p.m.
Commons Fireside Lounge
 
Additional Resources
 

Check out more events on our calendar and view some of our photos from past events!

Listen to some of our sermons!

Students, sign up to join our email list!

 
MEET OUR TEAM
Richie Sessions
Minister
EMAIL
richie.sessions@ruf.org
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Richie is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. He and Laura met in college and were married in 2000. He graduated from Belmont University and attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. In 2004 he graduated from RTS with an Masters of Divinity. He ministered as the Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS from 2004-2007 before becoming the Assistant Pastor to Young Adults at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2009, Richie was called to be the Senior Pastor at IPC where he served until 2015. In 2015 Richie was called to RUF at Vanderbilt. Richie and Laura have three children, Mamie, Griffin, and Margaret.

Katie Johnson
Intern
EMAIL
katie.johnson@ruf.org
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Matt Walker
Intern
EMAIL
matt.walker@ruf.org
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