Clemson University

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

RUF is a campus ministry at Clemson University where every student is invited to encounter Jesus, explore faith, experience life-change, enjoy community and engage in the mission of God in this world. Join us on Tuesdays at 8pm in the Hendrix Center Ballrooms, or all throughout the week for small groups and other great events. We'd love to connect with you soon!

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 8 PM
Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms


STUDENTS: Check out our linktree to join GroupMe's and learn about ways to connect with RUF.

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INCOMING STUDENTS: If you are an incoming Clemson student or know of someone you’d like for us to connect with, please fill out this form.

Meet Our Team

Reid Jones

Reid Jones

Campus Minister

Reid is a graduate of Troy University in south Alabama where he met his wife, Kelli. Before attending seminary at RTS in Charlotte, NC, Reid worked in marketing and graphic design. Since graduating from RTS in 2010, he has served as a pastor in Utah, Alabama and South Carolina. Reid and Kelli have two daughters, Lucy and Jordan. The Jones family loves living in Clemson, exploring all that the Upstate has to offer, and watching the latest streaming movie on Friday nights while eating pizza and ice cream.

Peter Shaner

Peter Shaner

Campus 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


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!