Boise State University
Join us Tuesday nights at 7:30; Forum Room in the Student Union Building
Welcome to RUF at Boise State! We are a Christian ministry that exists to put God’s love on display. RUF is a community where you can deepen your faith, find genuine friendship, and serve others.
So, wherever you’re coming from, come check us out, and join us as we seek to love God, love each other, and love Boise State!
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Meet Our Team
Drew, a native South Carolinian, fell in love with the ministry of RUF as a student at Anderson University. His relationship with his campus minister along with the teaching and fellowship that he enjoyed transformed his faith and his walk with Jesus. The summer before his final year of undergrad, Drew met Jessica at L’Abri Fellowship outside of Boston, MA. Though already a well-traveled woman by this point, Jessica (who had finished undergrad, taught ESL in Seoul, Korea, and had her sights set on further overseas travel) saw that young Drew was going places...with Jesus. The two were married within the year!
Drew and Jess attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and from 2012-2020, Drew served as the RUF campus minister for the University of Washington. In 2020, the Burdettes heeded the call to begin an RUF ministry at Oregon State University. They are very excited to know and serve the students at OSU. In their free time, Drew and Jess love to be outside enjoying the wonders of the Pacific Northwest--hiking, biking, bird watching and exploring—with their two boys, Asa (b. 2014) and Beau (b.2016). In other free time, Drew is an avid leather artisan and Jessica is lousy at having hobbies, but is generally productive and helpful. She writes blurbs.
Alex grew up in Lookout Mountain Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014. She was placed as and intern at Boise State and loved it so much that she is staying on as Staff! You can find her hiking in the Boise foothills, playing spikeball in the parks, or eating at one of the fun restaurants in the city.
Thaddeus grew up in Seattle, Washington. Hiking, fishing and Olympic weightlifting are some of his hobbies, but he loves to get to know people over a meal or cup of coffee most of all. Thaddeus started his college education at Lindenwood University in Saint Louis studying Exercise Science and was a member of the weightlifting team at the college. But after suffering an injury and the work of the Church in his life, he transferred schools to Grove City College. At Grove City, Thaddeus studied Biblical studies and Christian Ministry. In choosing to be an intern after school, Thaddeus wants to gain experience in the ministry field while being discipled by an experienced pastor. Thaddeus was greatly impacted by his college pastors and mentors and now gets the chance to be the same influence to college guys searching for Christ in this world. God's word is powerful and brings life to our dying selves. Thaddeus has a passion for everyone to hear the word and be moved by Christ to live a life for the glory of God alone forever. Thaddeus intends on proceeding to seminary after the internship and then on to a life of ministry for Christ and his kingdom. May He be known in all the earth.