Clemson University RUF International

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.


We are so glad that you are interested in RUF-I. We would like to know about you and how we can make your time here at Clemson the best experience of your life.

If you are an international student or scholar who is currently at Clemson or making plans to come we would like to meet you. We have created a form that you can fill out. We will be in touch with you very soon.

If you are an individual interested in volunteering with RUF-I at Clemson or would like to talk with someone about the ministry please email for further information.

To stay up to date on all the activities and a Schedule of Activities you can always check out our Facebook page at RUF-I Clemson.

Meet Our Team

Brian Howard

Brian Howard

Campus Minister

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.