University of Alabama at Birmingham

Join us on campus this semester Thursday nights at 7:30.

Thanks for checking out RUF at UAB! We are a fellowship of students who desire to enjoy God, to equip God's people through the college years, and to extend God's grace. We strive to be a safe place where people from all different walks of life can come to find community, enjoy friendship, and to consider the words of Jesus Christ. We look forward to meeting you!

Join Us

Large Group

Thursdays at 7:30 pm


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Meet Our Team

Brad Owens

Brad Owens

Campus Minister

Brad Owens is married to his wonderful wife, Anna, and they have three beautiful children: Haddie, Ella Kate, and Caleb. Brad graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2012, and then from Covenant Seminary in 2017. Before becoming an RUF Campus Minister, Brad was the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Youth for 5 years at Blythewood Presbyterian Church in Blythewood, SC.

Brad enjoys reading, swimming, running, good food, and spending time with Anna and the kiddos, as well as the always-satisfying bowl of ice cream!

Amy Kesler

Amy Kesler

Campus Staff

Amy (Hudson) Kesler is a graduate of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA where she received her degree in Middle Grades Education. After teaching in Birmingham for a few years, she taught missionary kids in rural western Uganda with World Harvest Mission (now Serge). Amy joined RUF in 2011 at Samford University for three years. In 2014 she moved to start RUF at Meredith College, a women's college in Raleigh, NC. In 2019 she returned to Birmingham with RUF at UAB.

Amy enjoys cooking at home, being with friends, listening to podcasts, traveling, and reading. Some of her favorite things include her dog Jasper, being outdoors, planting things, house projects, and documentaries. Amy is grateful God has called her to UAB and considers it a great privilege to be a part of God's work on that campus.