A Christian Campus ministry with a heart for the Gospel and a heart for VCU. 

Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we don't pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of God's grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of belief or background. 

Whether you are convinced or unconvinced, we invite to join us in exploring how the love of God, shown in the person and work of Jesus, changes everything for ourselves and our campus.


Men's Group

7pm Mondays 

at Rodney's

Women's Group

7:30pm Tuesdays 

at Hannah's

Monthly Dinner

Last Thursday of Every Month at 7PM

The Lyon's house (814 1/2 W. Clay St.)

Wednesday Lunch

11:30-1PM Every Wednesday

at Rodney's

Additional Resources

Join our GroupMe here

Peter Lyon

Peter grew up in the city of Philadelphia, and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in History. At Penn State he met his wife (and best friend) Sarah, who graduated with a degree in Photography in 2008. They were married quickly after school, and moved back to the Philadelphia area. After a number of years working in many and various fields, Peter felt the call to ministry and from 2014-2019 he worked at Covenant Church in Doylestown, PA while simultaneously completing a Masters of Divinity at Missio Seminary. 

Peter and Sarah have two wonderful children, Wesley and Mina, and a golden retriever named Mac. They love cooking, and exploring new places, Sarah loves running marathons, and taking pictures and Peter enjoys walking, disc golf, and gardening.

Hannah Carroll

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.

Jacob Hotinger