University of California, Irvine

Join us for Summer Study from 5:30-7 on Wednesdays beginning July 7. Email Jackie Lee ( or DM on Instagram for location details.

Welcome to RUF at UC Irvine! We are a community committed to exploring and living the good news of Jesus together on campus. We have lots of opportunities to study the Bible, hang out, and eat (a lot of) food together. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place to connect, ask questions and learn who Jesus is and what he's doing in your life.

If you have any more questions about who we are or what we do on campus, please ask. We would love the opportunity to connect with you.

Join Us

Large Group

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
TBD each Quarter

Bible Studies

Beginning in Fall Quarter, join us for Men's, Women's, Co-ed, and Freshmen Bible studies.
On Campus


Large Group: Throughout the school year, we meet together on Wednesday nights for a time of fellowship over food, worship, teaching. Join us!

Bible Studies: We have several Bible studies each week throughout the school year-- contact us! 

Special Weekend Hangs: Check Instagram for Hangouts Every Other Friday throughout the school year.

Rides to Church! We give rides to church at Redeemer Presbyterian in OC every Sunday. Contact if you need one.

Meet Our Team

Derek Rishmawy

Derek Rishmawy

Campus Minister

Derek is an OC native and UC Irvine Alumnus, class of 2007 (Philosophy). He and his wife McKenna have been happily married for thirteen years and have two children, Constantine and Cate. He holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Haggard School of Theology and is currently wrapping up a Ph.D. in systematic theology (still in process) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In his free time--that small slice which is not given to time with the toddlers--he likes to spend with his wife, reading theology and fiction, grabbing coffee with friends, watching old Batman cartoons, and doing a little bit of writing.

Carson Campbell

Carson Campbell


Carson was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama with his sister Elle and their local hot air balloon festival. He became involved in RUF at Mercer University his junior year after realizing his deep longing for community and the fact God created his children to live in it. He tangibly saw God's grace and his infinite love through the lifelong friends he made in his upperclassman years in Macon. He's pumped to serve at UC Irvine and help create a place where students can thrive in community and enjoy Christ like he experienced in college. On any given day, you can find Carson enjoying a good cup of coffee, reading books on theology (or Harry Potter), rock climbing or watching Wes Anderson films.

Jackie Lee

Jackie Lee


Jackie was born and raised throughout Los Angeles County and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Cognitive Science and a specialization in Computing. During her time at UCLA, she experienced the goodness of God through intentional community and deep rest at RUF. She probably spent more time at RUF than she did in class. She loves dry humor, having a decent music taste, visiting coffee shops, all things cooking and baking, and growing in her friendships. She is excited to make the massive trek from LA to OC, and is looking forward to getting to know the students at UC Irvine and seeing how God is at work in their lives! Most of all, she is happy that she does not have to change her wardrobe and can continue to rep the blue and gold.