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 have found the RUF-I Clemson page. 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, scholar, or family member who is currently at Clemson we would like to meet you! Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch with you and let you know how you can get involved with RUF-I.
RUF-I Clemson Sign-Up Form

We will be in touch with you very soon!

Want to see what kind of activities and events RUF-I does through the year? Watch videos from past events and stay updated on the most recent news and events going on in the semester: RUF-I Clemson Linktree

Welcome to Clemson and we look forward to meeting you very soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Email Brian Howard, Campus Minister

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.

Anna Ayers

Anna Ayers


Anna grew up in Bryan, Texas, and graduated from King University in Bristol, TN with a Major in English with a writing track and a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she loves staying active and outdoors and spending time with her friends.

Although she was not involved with RUF in college, Anna had the privilege of attending SuCo the summer after she graduated with Texas A&M's RUF-International crew. She was quickly convinced that this was where God was calling her to. God put a love for the nations on her heart at a young age and she is thrilled to be a part of welcoming and befriending international students from all over the world at Clemson. Go Tigers!