Mississippi State University
Join us Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Dorman Auditorium
RUF has been on the campus at Mississippi State for over 40 years. Whether you're taking your fifth-year victory lap or you're a new student, we welcome you to RUF. Reformed University Fellowship is a college ministry with a heart for students and the Gospel. Convinced or unconvinced, RUF is a safe place to explore the claims of the Bible while building relationships with and serving people.
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Meet Our Team
Joe grew up in Mississippi and Georgia, but somehow ended up graduating from the University of South Carolina. He interned with RUF at Auburn University where he met and married April. After seminary in Jackson, MS, he was the RUF Campus Minister at Birmingham-Southern College. In 2020, April and Joe, along with their children (Anna and Sam), moved back to the state of Mississippi to work with RUF at MSU.
April is from Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University. After one year in East Asia as an intern with CRU, she returned to Auburn to serve on staff with the College Ministry of First Baptist Church in Opelika. While spending copious amounts of time in coffee shops, she met and fell in love with the RUF intern, Joe Johnson. They married in 2013 and spent one more year as RUF interns before moving to Jackson, MS for Joe to attend seminary. While in Jackson, they welcomed their daughter, Anna. After seminary, Joe was called to be the RUF Campus Minister at Birmingham-Southern College and their son, Sam, was born later that year. In 2020, Joe, April, Anna, and Sam, moved back to the state of Mississippi to work with RUF at MSU.
Grant is from College Station, Texas and spent his childhood dribbling a basketball and annoying his younger brother. While in college at Texas A&M University, he started going to RUF and later met his spouse, Anne Michal. He is excited to be a part of the RUF at Mississippi State and is looking forward to the southern delicacies that are crawfish and boiled peanuts. Grant is commonly referred to as Mr. Kat and aspires to colonize Mars.
Anne Michal Carter
Anne Michal was born in Mississippi but traded one maroon for another when she moved from Starkville to College Station, Texas at age 8. She stayed in College Station for college, attending Texas A&M University where she majored in Kinesiology and met her husband Grant Carter. She was involved in RUF all four years and is excited to return to Starkville and work with Mississippi State RUF in the fall. Anne Michal loves all things sports but especially Aggie football and Braves baseball. She also enjoys podcasts, naps, reading, and being outside.