Mercer University

Join us every Wednesday at 8:30 PM in Penfield Hall

RUF Mercer has been reaching students for Christ and equipping students to serve for over 30 years. We are a community for the convinced and unconvinced to come and consider the truth claims of Christianity, build deep relationships, and be prepared to live out a life of faith for the rest of their lives.

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Meet Our Team

Marlin Harris

Marlin Harris

Campus Minister

Marlin Harris began working for RUF at Mercer University in 2018. He grew up on the mission field in Asuncion, Paraguay before moving to Marbury, Alabama in 1999. He attended Mercer University from 2007-2011 where he met his lovely wife, Caroline. They were married in May 2011. From 2012-2015 he was an RUF Intern at Emory University in Atlanta while Caroline completed Mercer’s Physician Assistant program. In 2015, they moved to Charlotte where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary. In May of 2019 they welcomed their son, little Marlin into the world! Marlin and Caroline love being back in Macon and serving God's kingdom at their alma mater!

Carrie Everitt

Carrie Everitt

Campus Staff

Carrie grew up in Peachtree City, GA and graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. While at Mercer, Carrie fell in love with RUF, Covenant Theology and First Presbyterian Church Macon, GA.  After college, she moved to Oxford, MS where she served as an intern with RUF Ole Miss for 3 years.  While in Oxford, Carrie met and married Elliott Everitt.  While Elliott worked his way through seminary at RTS Jackson, the Everitts lived and served at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, MS.  During those fun years, Carrie was a full time mom to 3 kids: Thomas, Harris and Graham Eloise. After graduation, Elliott accepted the call to RUF Mercer and served as the CM there for 4 1/2 happy years. While in Macon, a 4th child, Jerome, was added to the Everitt clan via foster care and adoption. From Macon, the Lord called Elliott to work for RUF at Mississippi State University where he has served now for 2 yrs.  In January of 2019, Carrie officially came on staff with RUF alongside Elliott. She loves hearing student’s stories, teaching her Wednesday night bible study and watching her kids live the RUF life.

David Carter

David Carter

Intern

David grew up in Griffin, GA as the youngest of 3. He graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering in May 2021. He is continuing to pursue his Master's in Mechanical Engineering during his first year of the internship. He is so excited to serve in the community that gave him so much during undergrad!

Mollie Schmidt

Mollie Schmidt

Intern

Mollie was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama and attended Mississippi State University where she studied Educational Psychology. She got involved with RUF where she found sweet community and the freedom of humility and grace in the gospel. She is so excited to continue the mission of RUF on Mercer’s campus. Hail State and Go Bears!