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.
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.