Johns Hopkins University RUF International
RUF International welcomes students and scholars from around the world.
English Conversation Groups
Friday Food & Friendship
International Quest (dinner and Bible discussion groups)
Meet Our Team
Jacob grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and traveled to Louisiana to pursue his MBA at Southeastern Louisiana University. There, God revealed to him the need to reach international students with the gospel, and he has served in international campus ministry since. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001, and enrolled at Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, receiving his master’s degree through online education in Christian Leadership in 2008. After nine years serving international campus ministry in Louisiana, Jacob worked for nine years as the Director of Briarwood International Outreach at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time there, he completed his M. Div. at Birmingham Theological Seminary and was ordained as a minister of the gospel in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Jacob moved to Baltimore and started RUF International campus ministry at Johns Hopkins University in fall 2018. Jacob is married to Pei. They enjoy hiking and playing tennis.