Savannah College of Art and Design
Welcome to RUF at SCAD! RUF seeks to be a non-threatening environment for both the convinced and the non-convinced to explore the truth claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We long to see the God's love change hearts on this campus and go into the rest of the world. Please feel free to get in touch, we'd love to get to know you!
Meet Our Team
Martin is from Jackson, Mississippi, and did his undergraduate studies at Loyola University New Orleans in Music Industries Studies. During this time, he pursued his love of music, performing, and recording. After graduation, he continued his studies at the University of Mississippi with a Masters of Business Administration. Martin married his wife, Elizabeth, in 2015 and graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2018. During his time in seminary, he worked in the Students and Families Ministry at First Presbyterian Church Jackson, MS. Martin still enjoys writing and recording music, cooking, playing sports, and film. Martin and Elizabeth have one son, Wade, who was born June 2021.
Sarah grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas and graduated from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) with a BFA in Industrial Design. Focusing on humanitarian needs and solving meaningful problems in her design work, God opened the door to the RUF internship for Sarah to serve at SCAD. Throughout her life, Sarah has seen God’s strength made perfect in her own weakness and His Sovereignty reign over every single aspect of life. Sarah and her service dog Texico have lived in 3 different states and 4 different cities together, but nothing has compared to the community they’ve found with RUF at SCAD and IPC in Savannah, Georgia. Sarah is looking forward to re-joining the SCAD community as an Alumna and RUF intern.
A true Texan, Lauren was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated in 2023 from Emory University with a double major in chemistry and neuroscience & behavioral biology. As a retired collegiate track and field athlete, you can spot Lauren running around town or hiking up a mountain. In her time at Emory, Lauren found a love for chemistry, the brain, and learning about the tiny building blocks that make up our world. She enjoys the puzzle of organic chemistry mechanisms and loves using her passion for science to create art in her free time. Lauren enjoys oil painting, graphite and charcoal drawing, printmaking, and creating digital designs. She also enjoys exploring music and curating oddly specific playlists. Some of Lauren's hobbies include reading good books (she especially enjoys the Harry Potter series), going to the movies, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and watching Alabama Football, drinking good coffee, and spending time outside with people and dogs. Lauren is excited to stay in the great state of Georgia, explore Savannah as her new city, and learn from the students at SCAD!