University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
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Everyone wants (and needs) to feel welcome, like they belong in 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."
Meet Our Team
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/branding, being a mom, and meeting new friends.
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!