Join us Tuesdays at 8 PM in Koret Pavilion (564 O'Connor Lane)
Welcome to RUF Stanford! We are an on-campus ministry at Stanford comprised of a diverse group of students seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus together in community. Our ministry is not just for Christians, though, we are open to anyone looking to explore their faith. Alongside our student leaders, we have an ordained campus minister as well as a full-time campus staff worker who would love to connect with you and answer any questions about faith, life at Stanford, or any topic that interests YOU!
RUF Weekly Meeting
Rides to Church - Grace Presbyterian Church
Meet Our Team
Crawford Stevener is a native Texan who went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he met his wonderful wife Rachel. Upon graduation, they were married and moved to Dallas where Crawford worked as an analyst for a consulting firm in the banking industry. In 2010, Crawford and Rachel moved to Charlotte, NC where they attended Reformed Theological Seminary. Crawford received his Masters of Divinity and Rachel her Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. In 2013, Crawford became the RUF Campus Minister at Duke University in Durham, NC. After five years of ministering at Duke, in 2018, the Steveners re-located to the San Francisco Bay Area to minister at Stanford. They love ministering in a context where the church is not flourishing, as they seek to be salt and light in a community in desperate need of understanding the grace of Jesus. The Steveners have four spirited little girls - Ruthie, Lottie, Glory, and Eve.
Pretty much everyone in the Stevener family loves people, food, good conversations, and silliness. Crawford particularly loves the NBA and skiing.
Kathleen grew up in the heart of Orlando, Florida. She got plugged into RUF at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) during the first week of her freshman year, and her life was forever different. It was through RUF that she began to experience the transformative grace of the gospel in new ways--grace she loves getting to share with Stanford students. After graduating with her Bachelor's in English in 2014, Kathleen worked on staff with a church youth ministry for 5 years. While Kathleen loved working with middle school and high school students, she has enjoyed her transition to the West Coast and now working with college students.
Kathleen loves everything about warm weather and has loved living in the Bay Area since 2019. She loves coffee, a good podcast, card and board games, all things cooking and baking, and taking her dog, Ruth, for scenic walks.
Jiwon grew up in Seoul, South Korea and came to the US for college to attend Yale University in 2012. It was during college that Jiwon felt called to follow Christ in her life and that completely changed her. After graduating Yale with a B.A. in Political Science, she came to Stanford for her Ph.D. in Political Science in 2016. There, she met her husband Sam, who is pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. at Stanford. They met at a Christian event on campus and got married in 2019. They welcomed their daughter Yireh in 2022. During her graduate studies, Jiwon continued to be drawn to campus ministries and met the RUF at Stanford team through her church, Grace Presbyterian Church. After completing her graduate studies in 2023, she joined as part time staff to serve Stanford students.
Jiwon loves going on walks with folks, grabbing boba and having good conversations, writing, and spending time with family and friends.