New Mexico State University

Join us Thursdays at 7pm

For almost 30 years, RUF has been reaching students for Christ and equipping them to serve in NMSU, Las Cruces, the Southwest, and beyond. We welcome the diversity of perspectives and people that the university brings, and are excited to explore how the Christian gospel informs every facet of life, from agriculture, to engineering, to humanities, and beyond.

While college is a such an exciting period of life, it is also one of the hardest. We hope that RUF can be a place where “It’s ok to not be ok,” and where you have friends and mentors to encourage, comfort, and guide you in life’s ups and downs. RUF is a place of rest amidst the pressure of college life, to grow in relationship with God and friends, and share together in honest community.

Wherever you find yourself ("convinced" or “unconvinced," burned or bored, cynical or spiritual, passionate or stagnant), we hope you can bring your whole self to RUF, and explore with us who Jesus Christ is, and how to follow him.

Join Us

Large Group

Thursdays at 7pm

Summer RUF Bible Study

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Message Daniel or Rachel for more information

Meet Our Team

Daniel Davalos

Daniel Davalos

Campus Associate

Daniel was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, and moved to the US when he was 7 years old. He attended the University of Georgia from 2012 to 2015, where he earned a degree in journalism. It was there that he became involved with RUF and began to explore the depths of God's grace and the cosmic scope of Christ's work on his behalf.

Daniel met his wife, Brittany, during an RUF student leadership retreat. After college, Daniel and Brittany both pursued the RUF internship and were placed on opposite ends of the country: Daniel in Jacksonville, FL, at UNF, and Brittany in Las Cruces, NM, at NMSU. After dating long-distance for two years, they couldn't take it anymore and finally got married in 2017. Daniel and Brittany moved to St. Louis, MO, in 2018 to study at Covenant Seminary. Brittany graduated with an MA in Counseling in 2021, and Daniel with an MDiv in 2022.

Daniel enjoys sci-fi movies, hiking, board games, and riding his bike casually (like not the spandex kind of riding your bike). He thinks he'd like pickle ball but he's never played so who knows. He's stoked to serve NMSU students by showing them the love of Jesus.