Being in an unfamiliar place presents a lot of challenges. Internationals students experience so many of these challenges while being far away from their families, learning a new language, and searching for a new community to build relationships and enjoy life. The opportunity to work and serve the international community in Clemson is an opportunity to be part of something infinitely larger than what we can see with our eyes. God has promised throughout scripture that He will gather people from the nations to be part of His eternal family. Through the words and deeds of volunteers who serve in this ministry the opportunity exists to be part of God's great redemptive plan. If you are an international student looking for a community where you are free to struggle with all the challenges of being in an unfamiliar place or if you have any interest in being part of this strategic ministry of love and hospitality I would love to visit with you. Please email me and we can figure out the best way to connect.

Additional Resources

If you are interested in events and activities please feel free to email or visit our RUF-I Clemson Facebook page where we keep things updated during this ever changing season. We look forward to meeting you and helping in whatever way we can.

Brian Howard

Brian and his wife Missy were married after college. They have 3 sons and a daughter ranging in ages of 25-15, Caleb, Connor, Joe, and Jadyn. Brian has served in the local church for almost 30 years. Most recently he planted and pastored Grace & Peace Presbyterian in Bowling Green, KY. Brian and Missy moved to Clemson in the summer of 2020 to begin working with RUF-I. In his free time Brian enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, and going on long walks.