Columbia University RUF International


Meet Our Team

Andrew Terrell

Andrew Terrell

Campus Minister

Andrew attended the University of Georgia where he studied Spanish and psychology. He met his wife, Olivia, while at UGA and they married in 2009. Fueled by a desire to gain experience sharing the gospel in a cross-cultural context, Olivia and Andrew moved to Madrid, Spain for almost three years with Mission to the World. While abroad, Andrew worked in youth ministry, college ministry, and church planting. In 2015, they relocated to New York City where Andrew earned a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, as well as a certificate in practical theology from Redeemer City to City. Andrew continues to work cross-culturally in a university setting with RUF-I at Columbia in NYC. Having lived as a foreigner abroad, Andrew understands some of the challenges of being a cultural outsider, and has developed a heart for welcoming and sharing the love of Christ with those who are far from home. Olivia studied jewelry and metalworking in undergrad and now runs a small business as a jewelry designer and maker. They have one son, Asa, who was born in February of 2017.