Brown University & Rhode Island School of Design

RUF exists to reach Brown and RISD students with the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip them to serve their local churches after they graduate. We uphold the Bible as the Word of God and believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives. Students from all different backgrounds are welcome here, including those who are already followers of Jesus and those who just want to learn more!

Join Us

Large Group Gathering

Fridays from 7-9pm starting 9/8
85 Waterman (Rm 130)


Large Group Gatheirngs - Fridays at 7pm at 85 Waterman (Rm 130), starting 9/8

Community Groups - TBD

Theology 101 Seminars - TBD

Meet Our Team

Travis Hutchinson

Travis Hutchinson

Campus Minister

Travis was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and Charlotte, North Carolina. He went to Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he played tennis and graduated with a degree in Economics in 2016. From there, he entered into a management development program at Unum Group, spending time in both Chattanooga and Portland, Maine, where he worked as an underwriter, managed a development team, and led customer research and user experience design sessions. Travis felt the Lord calling him to seminary in the spring of 2019, and he moved back to St. Louis to study at Covenant Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2022 and is excited to start working for RUF at Brown / RISD starting in the fall of 2022!

Lorena Silva

Lorena Silva


Lorena was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. At 13, she moved to the United States with her family and made Nashville, Tennessee, her second home. She attended Western Kentucky University, where she received a degree in Music with a concentration in classical guitar. WKU is also where Lorena fell in love with the ministry of RUF. The students and staff there made a lasting impact on her and, by God's grace, she is beyond excited to continue the work at Brown/RISD. Lorena is an avid enjoyer of going to coffee shops and pretending to drink coffee, spending as much time as possible with her friends and is probably the biggest Taylor Swift fan you'll ever meet.