Penn State

Join us Thursdays at 7:30pm in Memorial Lounge at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Welcome to RUF at Penn State! We are all part of this big campus and everything it has to offer, yet we all need a smaller more personal place to belong. In the first century, Jesus invited people with a love that had never been seen before. At RUF, we explore this unique love of Jesus and look to experience his love in community together. We welcome students from all backgrounds who are looking to grow in their faith or investigate biblical Christianity.

Join Us

Large Group

Thursdays at 7:30
Memorial Lounge at the Pasquerilla Center

Small Groups

Throughout the week
If you would like more information on a small group, please contact Matt at

Rides to Church

8:30am and 11:15am
Contact for a ride to Oakwood Presbyterian Church Services


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Meet Our Team

Matt Dabiero

Matt Dabiero

Campus Associate

Matt and Joanna both grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Penn State, where Matt studied communications, and Joanna studied nursing science. Matt and Joanna met through RUF at Penn State, and loved being a part of the ministry there as students. They have spent the past few years in Charlotte, NC, where Matt attended Reformed Theological Seminary and Joanna worked as a nurse.

Matt fell in love with Christ and his church through his time in RUF at Penn State, and he is excited to return to do ministry with college students! Matt loves camping, running, board games, sports, movies, and trying new foods. Reach out to Matt to hang out!

Jessica Shaver

Jessica Shaver


Jessica is from Vero Beach, Florida, and graduated from Florida Atlantic University where she studied Technical Theatre and Design and Hospitality. She also worked at a summer art camp in her hometown and then worked in children's ministry in Boca Raton during her senior year. During her time in college, she found RUF and came to want to grow and learn more about Jesus. She gratefully witnessed how RUF quickly became like family and how much of an impact it had on her life and those around her. Jessica loves to make art, to run, rock climb and explore in her free time and is looking forward to doing just that in Pennsylvania where she can continue to feed her passion for helping others and learning more about Jesus.