University of California, Santa Barbara

Join us every Wednesday Night 8-9 PM in HSSB 1174

Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him in community with others at UCSB. In RUF, we strive to be an authentic community that is not only supportive and spiritually challenging, but also outward-facing to our peers on campus. We are a ministry at UCSB for UCSB.


Meet Our Team

Johnathan Keenan

Johnathan Keenan

Campus Minister

Johnathan Keenan is originally from Hereford, TX which is known as the Beef Capitol of the World. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2001. After graduation, Johnathan moved to Inverness, Scotland where he served as a youth minister for 3.5 years. In 2010, Johnathan graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary (M.DIV.) and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for some post-graduate studies (Th.M.).

Johnathan met his wife Morgan while serving as the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Memphis from 2011-2016. They have four sons; Branson (7yrs), Cooper (5yrs), Knox (3yrs) and Hank (6 mos). Johnathan and Morgan are excited to be in California serving the students at UC-Santa Barbara.

Grace Hoyme

Grace Hoyme

Campus Staff

Grace is originally from Omaha, NE. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, where she studied Journalism and History, she moved to Santa Barbara to work for RUF. She is in her 7th year working with RUF at UCSB. She worked for two years as an intern and became full time campus staff in 2019. Grace is pursuing her Masters in Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary. She couldn't be more excited to walk alongside college students in the ordinary and exciting moments in their lives. She enjoys concerts, welcoming people into her home and the beach!