Stanford University

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!

Join Us

RUF Weekly Meeting

Tuesdays at 8 PM in Koret Pavilion (564 O'Connor Lane)
The purpose of our weekly meeting is to embody a loving and worshipping community. It is our open door for any student on campus looking to encounter Jesus.

Rides to Church - Grace Presbyterian Church

Grace meets at 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto at 9am and 11am. This is a great place to worship and experience inter-generational community.


Meet Our Team

Crawford Stevener

Crawford Stevener

Campus Minister

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 Chitty

Kathleen Chitty

Campus Staff

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.