Samford University

Join us Tuesdays 8 PM at Hodges Chapel

RUF at Samford is a community of students learning together how God's grace transforms us to love God and love our neighbors.

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 8 PM
Hodges Chapel

Lunch in the Caf with Staff

Every Wednesday from 11:30-1:00 PM
In the Caf

Freshman Bible Study

Every Wednesday at 4 PM
In Chapman 322, contact RUF Samford staff, contact info below.

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Meet Our Team

Walt Davis

Walt Davis

Campus Minister

Walt grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.  In 2007, he enrolled at The University of Mississippi where he studied political science and English.  After graduating, he worked for a non-profit microfinance firm in the Philippines and returned to Birmingham to begin seminary at Beeson Divinity School. His most notable accomplishment while in seminary was finding and marrying his wife Rachel.  Rachel graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education.  She taught science for three years and currently works in youth ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Clare Obenchain

Clare Obenchain

Intern

Clare is from Dallas, Texas and is a recent graduate from the University of Arkansas with a communications degree. While at Arkansas Clare found community at RUF, joining the leadership team her junior year. It was there that she began to understand the transforming love of Jesus Christ and her need of the gospel. Clare loved how RUF continually spoke the truth into her life revealing that Jesus paid it all on the cross so that she may live freely in him. On top of that Clare enjoys meeting new people, singing, dancing, and loves road trips.

Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh

Intern

Sean grew up in Sarasota, FL his entire life, and while in high school he met his wife, Michelle. Sean graduated from Liberty in 2020 with a B.S. in Pastoral Leadership and Michelle also graduated from Liberty in 2020 with a B.S. in Graphic Design. Sean has been involved with RUF Lynchburg for the past two years and while attending God has continued to confirm his call into ministry. Sean hopes to one day serve as a pastor or maybe even be a RUF minister! In his free time, Sean loves to go to coffee shops and play sports!