University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the UCCS Building Cucharas Room 105

Welcome to RUF in Colorado Springs. We are a Christian Ministry for all college-aged students in Colorado Springs, including UCCS, Colorado College, and Pikes Peak State.

Everyone wants (and needs) to feel welcome, like they belong with and around others. At RUF, we want to create time, space, relationships, and conversations where true welcoming can happen.

This starts with the welcoming God of the Bible, who welcomes us into knowing and being known by his Son, Jesus Christ, in our reconciliation through faith from our sin.

But it does not end there. We are always in need of "re-welcoming" into the life of faith, the community of faith, and the practices of faith.

Wherever you find yourself ("convinced" or “unconvinced," burned or bored, cynical or spiritual, passionate or stagnant), we hope you can come to RUF for welcome from God and from others--and to join in offering welcome others.

"Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."
Romans 15:7

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 6:30
UCCS Building Cucharas Room 105

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Meet Our Team

Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark

Campus Minister

Jonathan was born and raised in Colorado Springs -- he remembers when Powers Blvd was a two lane road! He grew up playing in the Rocky Mountains--backpacking, climbing, skiing, hiking were his faves. In 2008, Jonathan moved to the east coast for college, studying humanities (he longed to return to Colorado Springs ever since!). In 2014, he moved to St. Louis, MO, for graduate school in theology, where he met Caroline. Caroline grew up in Knoxville, TN. She also completed her degree in theology in St. Louis. Art is her passion, and she currently splits her time between southwest-inspired graphic design, visual art, being a mom, and meeting new friends. They have two daughter, Phoebe (3/19) and Molly (8/23).

The Clarks love Colorado Springs, creating communities of conversation around faith, beauty, recreation, good food, and mountain adventures! They would love nothing more than to invite you into their house for dinner and fun!

Robert Stanfield

Robert Stanfield

Campus Assistant

Robert was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. He went to Auburn and is a huge Auburn fan. He enjoys watching and talking about all sports but loves to play golf. He met his wife Kayla while they were both on youth staff at Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL. Kayla grew up in South Carolina and graduated from USC. They adopted their son Xander in 2017.

The Stanfields are new to CO Springs having moved from the Nashville area after Robert sold his business. Robert and Kayla are working towards graduate degrees at Covenant Theological Seminary. They both started following Jesus in college and love sharing the hope they have found in Jesus with college students! They would love to have you in their home and if you're lucky Robert may fire up the smoker and make you some good southern BBQ!

Carrie Humes

Carrie Humes

Campus Staff

Carrie is about as close to being Colorado native as you can get without being born there. She was homeschooled with her two little sisters all the way through high school, after which she took a gap year that never ended. Post high school, she spent three years teaching at her old dance studio, then seven years playing in the dirt at a local plant nursery. Nowadays, Carrie spends half of her time drawing and running the art business she launched in 2023, and half of her time making community with other women. Her young adult years were heavily influenced by the investment of older Christian women in her life, and she’s excited to be pursuing that same calling with the young women of Colorado Springs.

Carrie met Andrew in high school youth group and married in 2019. They started volunteering together as youth small group leaders in 2015, and have been hanging out with students ever since. Andrew grew up always on the move and spent seven years as a missionary kid in Spain. He has an associates from UCCS and now works in cyber security. The Humes love to travel, enjoy the standard outdoor Colorado stuff when they’re home, and habitually snuggle on the couch with a good show or a rousing game of Pass the Pigs.