University of Alabama in Huntsville

Join us Mondays at 7:30 PM in Nursing Building 103A

RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) is a campus ministry at UAH that desires to be a community that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and his church.

RUF exists to be a rest stop for the weary and a safe place for the unconvinced. Regardless of your background or beliefs, personal convictions or deep-seated doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore the truth claims of the bible and grow in your understanding of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow Him.

Join Us

Large Group

Mondays at 7:30 Pm
Nursing Building 103A

Girls and Guys Small Groups

Various times/locations throughout the week. Go to our instagram for more details!

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Meet Our Team

Vinnie Athey

Vinnie Athey

Campus Minister

Vinnie grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010. After college, he did the RUF internship at the University of Florida and met his lovely wife Molly, who was the RUF intern at Florida State. They got married in 2014 and moved to Charlotte, NC where Vinnie earned his M.Div. from RTS. The Atheys have been serving at RUF UAH since 2017. Vinnie enjoys trail running, music, and every DC professional sports team. Molly is an avid horticulturist and continues to expand her garden. The Atheys have 2 children, Rhys and Hazel!

Kelley Murphree

Kelley Murphree

Campus Staff

Kelley was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She moved to the great State of Mississippi for undergrad at MSU where she immediately feel in love with the ministry of RUF as she learned how the truth and beauty of the gospel can be applied to our lives. In 2019, Kelley graduated with a degree in Secondary Education before moving even further south to serve as the RUF intern at The University of Southern Mississippi for three years. In 2022, she moved back home to Huntsville and transitioned into the role of Campus Staff at UAH. Kelley is honored at the opportunity to serve college students in her hometown and excited to see rolling hills, rockets, and white BBQ sauce again. When she isn't having coffee with students, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen, taking a short walk on Monte Sano, or reorganizing her bookshelf.

Izzy Augustin

Izzy Augustin

Intern

Izzy grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Vermont in May 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. While at school she loved exploring Vermont and all that the Green Mountain State had to offer and is excited to get to know her new home state of Alabama. Some things Izzy loves most are baked goods, good books, and cozy blankets—preferably shared with friends! She is looking forward to experiencing the wonders of southern cooking, learning more about rockets, and serving the students at UAH.

Skye Bartz

Skye Bartz

Intern

Skye grew up in Odenville, Alabama (a small town outside of Birmingham.) She graduated in 2022 from The University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in Human Resource Management. During college, she enjoyed sitting at coffee shops for hours, going on sunset hikes with friends, and making all forms of art. She is excited to stay at UAH to introduce freshmen to the things she loves most about Huntsville and minister to them in the process. Skye loves reading, 2 am conversations with friends, and firmly believes that her love language is coffee.