Auburn University

Join us on Monday nights from 8-9 pm in Dudley B6

Welcome to RUF at Auburn! RUF is a community of students on Auburn's campus that takes God's word seriously and we take following Jesus seriously, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We want to be a place where anyone from any walk of can feel a sense of belonging and experience what it's like to be loved by God and by his people.

Join Us

RUF Fall Kick Off

Monday, August 15, 8 PM
Intramural Fields on Campus: Root Beer Floats and Night Ultimate Frisbee

Large Group

Mondays at 8 PM
Dudley B6

Freshman Bible Study

Thursday nights, 7-9 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Labor Day Hike

Monday, September 5, 1 PM
Smith Mountain Water Tower Trail

Fall Conference

Friday Aug 26 - Sunday Aug 28
Laguna Beach Christian Retreat


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Meet Our Team

Tanner Crum

Tanner Crum

Campus Minister

Tanner, Kelsey and Spender Crum come from Greenville, South Carolina. Tanner and Kelsey went to the University of South Carolina where they were first introduced to RUF as students. After college, they moved to Greenville and Tanner worked as an RUF intern at Furman University. In 2015, Tanner began his seminary career at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte where he received his M.Div. and Kelsey founded a mobile dance outreach non-profit organization called Carolina Dance Collaborative. During his time in seminary, Tanner worked at Downtown Presbyterian Church, Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church and was an Interim Campus Minister at Wofford College. Needless to say, they love RUF and are excited to be a part of the work God is doing at Auburn!

Emma Kate Ballinger

Emma Kate Ballinger

Campus Staff

Emma Kate Ballinger is originally from Clemson, South Carolina, but has grown up in Lilburn, Georgia for most of her life. She graduated from Georgia Southern University, with a Communication Studies major and a minor in Psychology. Emma Kate loves sweet people, good food, and good music, preferably all together! Being a Georgia girl through and through, she is excited to adventure to Auburn University and get to know and love the students in Alabama!

Lucy Brennan


Lucy grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and she graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. From her first time at RUF freshman year, she was drawn to the intentionality and encouragement of the RUF community. Lucy is beyond excited to meet the students at Auburn and continue seeing the ways that God is at work!

Chris Duncan

Chris Duncan


Chris was born in West Point, Georgia, right down the road from Auburn, but grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After high school, he graduated college from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a major in Finance and minor in Leadership. RUF had a major impact on his walk with the Lord during his time in college and he got to serve on the leadership team for his last three years. He likes spending time outside, whether its playing pickleball, running, or just anything that keeps him active with his friends. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and listening to the Avett Brothers. Chris is so excited to move to Auburn and get to know all of the students there!