Arkansas State University

RUF AState is a new campus ministry in Jonesboro that exists in conjunction with the local church to see the grace of God in Jesus Christ transform the lives of individuals and communities at Arkansas State. We are a place where you can be heard, known, and loved regardless of your beliefs. We are for the tired and burnt out, saint and sinner, convinced and unconvinced, serious and skeptical. Contact us by email or fill out the form below if you want to get involved!


If you are looking for a local church, consider Christ Redeemer. Worship starts at 10:30am on Sundays!

If want some podcasts to listen to, check our the RUF National podcast here.

Meet Our Team

Austin Braasch

Austin Braasch

Campus Minister

Austin is from Birmingham, AL and attended the University of Alabama where he graduated in 2014 (Roll Tide!).  Austin met his beautiful wife of almost five years, Kristen, at Alabama where they were deeply involved in campus ministry.  After graduating, Austin started working with the youth ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham and attended seminary at Beeson Divinity School.  Kristen graduated from Physical Therapy school at UAB, and she has been a practicing PT since 2018.  Both Austin and Kristen are very excited about joining the Red Wolves nation at Arkansas State University.  They love their pug (Emma), good tacos, exploring new places, hanging out with college students, and talking about their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Please email Austin if you would like to know more about RUF at ASU!