University of Florida
For Summer gatherings, please contact one of the staff. In the Fall, we'll return to having Large Group on Tuesday nights at 8pm with small groups throughout the week!
RUF is a Christian campus ministry at UF. We welcome students from every background - both those who are already Christians and those who are examining the claims of Jesus Christ for the first time. We are here to be a place where you can search for answers, grow in your faith, serve, and find community. Come as you are!
Green Bean Recon
Welcome Back BBQ
RUF at Florida staff wants to reach out to incoming students. If you are an incoming student or know an incoming student please complete this brief form. We'd love to get connected!
Meet Our Team
Ever since becoming a Christian at Clemson University, Steve has had a passion for ministry to college students. After attending Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis, he served as the Campus Minister with RUF at UF from 2003 to 2014. Then, after pastoring in two different churches, he returned in 2022 to do what he's always loved: "reaching students for Christ, and equipping students to serve." Steve has been married to Jenna since 1995, has two teenage daughters, and is a bandwagon college football fan alternating between Clemson, Florida, and Central Florida. He loves doing 10-minute gym workouts, playing chess, watching Marvel movies, and acting as if he's still an athlete (since ping pong, kanjam, and spikeball are such prestigious sports).
Parker is from Pearl, MS and graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics. Parker is a lover of most things sports (Mississippi doesn't do hockey), mid-2000s music, sitcoms, and fried chicken. He also loves using parentheses and talking/writing more than is necessary (as can be seen in this here bio). The community of RUF is where he felt most at home at Ole Miss, and he hopes to bring the same sense of Christian community to Gator Country.