Clemson University

Join us Tuesday nights at 8 PM in the Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms

Welcome to Clemson RUF! We are a campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) that welcomes students from any and all walks of life. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow him in community with others at Clemson University.

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Meet Our Team

Reid Jones

Reid Jones

Campus Minister

Reid and Kelli Jones, together with their girls, Lucy and Jordan, moved from north Alabama to Clemson in the summer of 2017… because they’re the biggest bandwagon fans of all time. They are excited to join an exciting and thriving community, both on and off the campus.

Reid and Kelli met while attending Troy University (Go Trojans!) and they were married in 2005. Reid received his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte in 2010. Before moving to Clemson, Reid was the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for five years, and he served as an assistant pastor in Utah before that.

The Lord has used RUF to reach and equip Clemson students for nearly 35 years. Reid and Kelli are thrilled to be a part of reaching the next generation of Clemson students, and continuing to minister in this fantastic community!

Peter Shaner

Peter Shaner

Campus Ministry Assistant

Peter grew up in a small town called Lexington, VA. After graduating from high school, he attended Randolph-Macon College where he received my bachelor's degree in Business Management. Shortly after Peter graduated, he moved to Charlotte, NC to attend Reformed Theological Seminary in pursuit of his Masters Degree in Biblical Studies.

He recently got married to his beautiful wife, Sam, who he met in Charlotte, and they have a 4 year old black lab named Minnie. They are excited to be a part of the Clemson RUF family.

Lydia Johnson

Lydia Johnson

Intern

Lydia grew up overseas before moving to Orlando, Florida with her family and then attending Anderson University in South Carolina. She graduated in Spring of 2021 with Bachelors in English Literature and Marketing. During her time at AU, the Lord provided a gospel-centered community for Lydia through RUF, despite her initial idea that she would try any other campus ministry but RUF. RUF was a place that God demonstrated the importance of fellowship, time in the Word, and total reliance on the Lord above all else, as well as a place that Lydia was blessed with friendships she knew would endure throughout eternity. Lydia can often be found with a hot drink in her hand (almost always coffee), enjoying conversation, or listening to her latest podcast binge. Lydia is so excited to love and serve students at Clemson!

Beck Muse

Beck Muse

Intern

Beck is from Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2020 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He was involved with RUF during his entire time at Georgia Southern. It quickly became a place the Lord used to cultivate gospel community and deeper love for Jesus. Beck loves basketball, black coffee, soul music, and every type of food. He looks forward to serving and loving the students at Clemson.