Southern Methodist University
Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in the Hughes Trigg Auditorium
Welcome to SMU RUF! We are blessed to have been on SMU's campus for over twenty-five years and are excited about this school year!
In short, we are a community that is: animated by the gospel, growing together in grace, respecting each individual, loving and serving our campus.
To describe what we mean in a little more detail: The gospel is the good news that God is making all things new through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This transformation is gracious in appearance and cosmic in scope. It brings healing to the broken, pardon to the rebellious, and confidence to the ashamed. Even more, it animates us to love God, love others, and love God’s world. We intend for the gospel to shape all that we are and to set the course for all that we do. The gospel gives birth to a new family. God’s family is not defined by race, class, success, appearance, or utility, but by God’s grace and God’s mission.
At RUF, we intend to be a community who cares for one another, welcomes outsiders, invests in our common life, and celebrates often. Ministry is not the job of religious professionals. Rather, it is the calling of the entire Christian community to love others by what they say and how they live. Most ministry takes place in the ordinary business of the world, or in our case, the day-in and day-out of campus life. It involves challenging individual, ideas, and institutions with the claim that Jesus is Lord, affirming truth, beauty, and justice wherever they are found, and seeking the conditions for our neighbors to flourish. We intend to live faithfully in our calling to love SMU.
Meet Our Team
Conrad was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Conrad served as an RUF intern at UCLA for three years. It was in Los Angeles that he met Jenn, and they were married at the end of 2016. Since, the couple has crisscrossed the country— first living in Atlanta where Jenn received her education as a Physician Assistant while Conrad worked as a high school English teacher and football coach, and then in San Diego where Conrad attended Westminster Seminary California and their son, Miller, was born in April of 2021. Above all, Conrad enjoys reading, watching college football, and playing golf. The Quiros family is thrilled to be in Dallas and eager to see the Lord at work on the beautiful SMU campus.
Hannah grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Baylor University and graduated in 2020 with a major in Child and Family Studies. Over her years involved with Baylor RUF, Hannah experienced the Gospel and Christian community in new and beautiful ways. She felt called to to do the RUF internship and spent two years serving at Belhaven in Jackson, Mississippi. Hannah is excited to continue serving as Campus Staff at SMU, back in the great state of Texas!
Hannah's hobbies include painting, cooking, and taking walks with her dog, Piper.