RUF at VCU is a Christian campus ministry for students from all walks of life to process the truth claims of the Bible. We seek to understand ourselves and our world in light of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
RUF at VCU is a ministry for the convinced and the unconvinced. We exist for those who have embraced the message of Christ and those who are intrigued by it.
RUF at VCU is a loving community with a heart for the campus and Richmond. Our aim is to create supportive relationships based on honesty and respect in which we can share those aspects of our lives that make us excited and anxious, hopeful and afraid.
Harrison grew up in rural Mississippi and went to the nearby University of Mississippi, where he studied International Studies. After spending a semester in St. Petersburg, he returned to Eastern Europe after graduating and worked with Mission to the World in Brasov, Romania for two years. During this time he was introduced to his wife, Brittany, who was an RUF intern at UNC-Chapel Hill. After seven months of long-distance dating, he moved to Durham, NC and worked in financial services. A month after he and Brittany were married, they relocated to Charlotte, NC to attend Reformed Theological Seminary where Harrison would graduate with a Masters of Divinity and Brittany with a Masters of Christian Counseling.
Harrison and Brittany have a delightful son named Wallace. In their free time, the Fords enjoy playing and listening to music (presently: Chance the Rapper for Harrison; Father John Misty for Brittany), cooking and exploring Richmond's food scene, and spending time on their porch in the Fan.
Hannah grew up in the tree filled city of Raleigh, North Carolina. After four years at NC State University, she graduated with a degree in English education and an ever increasing addiction to afternoon tea. As a freshman, Hannah knew she wanted to join RUF because of its dedication to the local church and campus community. Throughout college, she participated in large group, led small groups, joined ministry team and led the fellowship team.
Hannah loves quoting Napoleon Dynamite, playing word games (Boggle, anybody??), and learning new swing dance moves. If she is not at home, she is probably sitting in a coffee shop talking to a friend or filling out a crossword puzzle. Hannah enjoys collecting massive amounts of decorative journals, tinkering around on the piano, terrorizing high school students with classic literature (only while she is teaching!), and using the Oxford comma.