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 bfore. 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 Cam at cam.smith@ruf.org

Rides to Church

8:30am and 11:15am
Contact cam.smith@ruf.org for a ride to Oakwood Presbyterian Church Services

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Meet Our Team

Cam Smith

Cam Smith

Campus Minister

Cam Smith grew up in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 2008. Both he and his wife became Christians in RUF at their respective colleges. His wife Kaela grew up in Bradenton, FL and the two met halfway in the state of South Carolina. At that time Kaela was a student at Erskine College where Cam was an RUF intern. They spent their first years of marriage in Saint Louis, MO while Cam attended Covenant Seminary (2010-2013). They have three children Zoe (b. 2013), Lucy (b. 2015), and Penn (b. 2019). Cam served as the RUF campus minister at Carson-Newman from 2014-2019. Cam started at Penn State since 2019.

Jessica Shaver

Jessica Shaver

Intern

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.

SJ Zinets

SJ Zinets

Intern

SJ was born in Ukraine, but moved to Kennesaw, Georgia, at the age of 16. He graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2022 with a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Modern Languages & Cultures. SJ was blessed to have an opportunity to be involved in student leadership roles at RUF, grow as a Christian, and make some of the best experiences & friendships with the community. Because of this, he enthusiastically received God's call to bring some of the best experiences to Penn State and share the beauty of God's word with students in State College. SJ is competitive in sports, enjoys movie nights, outdoor activities, and hearing people's stories. He looks forward to hearing yours, sharing his, and talking about Jesus!