Delta State University

Join us Tuesdays at 7:37 PM in the Caf

Welcome to Delta State RUF! We strive to be a Christ-centered cross-cultural community, where we can celebrate one another while pointing to the love of God that covers all our sin and shame. If you're a college student in the area, we would love to meet you and for you to get involved with RUF!

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 7:37 PM
Caf Multipurpose Room


Meet Our Team

Ro Taylor

Ro Taylor

Campus Minister

Ro & Anna have been with RUF since 2011 (Georgia Southern 2011-2017; Delta State 2017-present), and love getting to share the good news of Jesus with college students! Both originally from Mississippi, they love the beauty of the MS Delta while also lamenting the brokenness of this place. They have three boys - Bo (2011), Griff (2013), and Mack (2016).

Jacob Hatfield


Jacob was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to pursue a degree in Aerospace. During the pandemic, he decided he was done waiting and got married to his highschool sweetheart, Claire, after their sophomore year at Middle Tennessee State University. There, he got involved with RUF and deepened his understanding of the gospel, God’s grace, and his provision. After growing and learning so much in his time with RUF, he decided to pursue the internship and work to give that experience to other college students. Jacob loves playing spikeball (or anything where he can be competitive), writing music, and spending time with da boyz. He is very excited to serve students at Delta State and see what the Lord has planned there!

Claire Hatfield


Claire Hatfield was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Because of her love for singing and children, she decided to pursue a degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University. She married her high school sweetheart after her sophomore year at MTSU and can not wait to work alongside him in the internship at Delta State. Claire loves musical theatre (especially Les Mis), line dancing, growing houseplants, and singing anything from opera to bluegrass. The Lord has used RUF to grow her in her love for others and for her Savior and she is so pumped to share that same joy with the students at DSU!