Boston University

Join us Mondays at 7 PM in Robinson Chapel (lower level of Marsh Chapel)

Welcome to RUF at Boston University! We are a Christian campus ministry that gathers to study God's word and live it out in service and fellowship. Contact our Campus Minister at nathan.dicks@ruf.org for more info.

Join Us

Large Group

Mondays at 7 PM
Robinson Chapel (Lower Level of Marsh Chapel). Contact nathan.dicks@ruf.org for more information.

Small Group: Book of Job

Wednesdays from 7-8 PM
CAS 114

Small Group: Foundations

Thursdays from 7-8 PM
CAS 114

Men's Group

Contact chet.bickhart@ruf.org for information

Women's Group

Contact serena.jones@ruf.org for information

Meet Our Team

Nathan Dicks

Nathan Dicks

Campus Minister

Rev. Nathan Dicks, a Southerner by birth, has been the Campus Minister with RUF at Boston University since 2014, the same year he married his wife, Sarah, who was born and raised in the Boston area. Nathan studied architecture at Clemson University, planning to follow in his dad's footsteps as an architect until the financial collapse of 2008 sent him in a different direction. Realizing his love for studying and teaching the Bible to college students, he ministered at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia for two years then moved back to the States to enroll in Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Nathan loves meeting new people, running and working out, playing golf, anything outdoors, travel and good music. Ask him more about himself over coffee at Pavement Coffeehouse...

Serena Jones

Serena Jones

Campus Staff

Serena grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, graduated from Millersville University in 2018, and has been living in Boston and loving it ever since. She was involved in RUF while in college, and that experience grew her relationship with Jesus, understanding of Scripture, friendships, and love for ministry, all leading her to follow God’s call to ministry in Boston! She is thrilled to get to walk alongside the students of BU through their journeys of faith. Serena loves singing, playing board games with friends, trying out new coffee shops in Boston, and having deep conversations while strolling along the Charles River Esplanade.

Jimmy Rao

Jimmy Rao

Intern

Jimmy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and studied Economics and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated in 2021. RUF at WashU impacted him profoundly as a community of grace that showed him God's love and he feels called to serve college students. He comes from a family of five with a twin sister and older brother. As a second-generation Chinese American, he values building cross-cultural friendships and learning about other cultures. His hobbies include playing basketball or spikeball, hiking, trying new foods and restaurants, and enjoying game nights with friends. He is excited to meet students, explore Boston, and experience life in the city!