Florida State University
Join us every Tuesday at 7 PM in The Chapel of the Resurrection (655 W Jefferson St)
Welcome to RUF at FSU! We are a campus ministry for any and every college student who finds themselves in Tallahassee. We are committed to fostering community, studying God's word, and applying the Gospel of Jesus to our lives.
Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a place where you can belong, while you explore the claims of Christianity and grow in your understanding of the person of Jesus. All are welcome!
Meet Our Team
Kelly was raised in the small south Georgia town of Thomasville, home to Flowers Foods that makes bread you’ve probably eaten at some point in your life. He met his wife, Caroline, at the University of Georgia where God used the ministries of RUF and Redeemer PCA to impact them both deeply. They loved each other and RUF so much that they decided to get married and co-intern with RUF (at Mississippi State). And in 2013, the Jacksons left Starkville and moved to Jackson, MS, where Kelly attended Reformed Theological Seminary and continued working with college students while on staff at First Presbyterian Church. He graduated from there in 2017, and the Jacksons have called Tallahassee home ever since! Their kids are Nora (7), Johnny (6), Annelise (2), Bro (1), and Maggie (>1).They love the Seminoles of FSU, the great capital city of Tallahassee, and the laid back state of Florida. They also want you to visit and then move to Tallahassee to be a part of what God is doing there!
Victoria was born and raised in Northern California and attended UC Berkeley. Through the ministry of RUF at Berkeley, Victoria heard the gospel for the first time and came to know Jesus. After moving to Tallahassee, Florida to work for RUF at FSU, she met her husband, good ol' Florida boy Vaughn, proving the power of the gospel to overcome all sorts of differences. In Summer of 2021, she began working as Campus Staff and loves calling Tallahassee home. Victoria loves a good dance floor, baking bread and ridiculous reality TV.
Andrew mainly grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He went to school at the University of Alabama where he received a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science. In his free time, Andrew loves sports, movies, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. Throughout college, RUF was one of his favorite experiences and it had a significant impact on his life. The community and friends he made there created an environment that encouraged him to grow in faith and love for the Lord. Andrew is excited to work as an RUF Intern at Florida State University where he hopes to help provide a similar environment for students.
Rachel is from Sumter SC and graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Elementary Education. Rachel loves connecting with people and helping others grow. During her undergrad years, RUF helped Rachel grow deeper in her relationship with the Lord and showed her what is means to live in a true gospel-centered community. In her free time, you can find Rachel exploring new places with friends, hiking, photographing weddings and families, and sitting outside with a good book in hand. One day (maybe in retirement) Rachel dreams of becoming a National Park Ranger. She is so excited about moving to the sunshine state to serve with RUF at Florida State University!