University of Georgia

Join us Wednesdays at 7:30PM at Redeemer Presbyterian Church

RUF is here at UGA to meet students with the grace of Jesus right where they are and without leaving them stuck there.

Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a 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 the University of Georgia. All are welcome!

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Large Group

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 165 Pulaski Street

Freshmen Fellowship

Tuesday Nights @ 8pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 165 Pulaski Street

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Meet Our Team

Ben Coppedge

Ben Coppedge

Campus Minister

Ben is the campus minister at UGA RUF. He went to UGA and during the tail end of his undergrad years, God brought him to new life in Jesus. During his time in Athens, he also went to grad school, served as an RUF intern, and met Anna—his wife of 8 years now. After living a few years in Philadelphia while attending seminary, he and Anna moved West and served students at New Mexico State University RUF for an unforgettable 4 and a half years. Anna and Ben share life and a boatload of chaos with their four energetic kiddos—Eli (8), Addie (6), Noah (5), and Evangeline (3). Ben’s here at UGA for you and would love to meet up! You can reach him at 706-372-4627 or Ben.Coppedge@ruf.org.

Caysie Ashton

Caysie Ashton

Campus Staff

Originally a midwesterner from Omaha, Nebraska, I still love sunsets and pop and straightforward conversations. In college, I got my first taste of the south when I attended University of Kentucky, where I learned to love sweet tea and basketball. I graduated in 2019 with degrees in Public Relations and Spanish, and moved even further south to Athens, Georgia to intern with RUF at the University of Georgia. I am in love with the gorgeous weather, and still learning to appreciate boiled peanuts. After two years of interning from 2019-2021, I transitioned to the role of Campus Staff in 2021. The students of UGA have my heart, and it's a joy to get to walk with them towards Jesus. May his glory be made more fully known in Athens and beyond. Go Cats and Go Dawgs!

Grace  Bailey

Grace Bailey

Intern

As a military kid, Grace grew up all over the U.S., but Utah is home right now. She graduated from Auburn University in 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education and loved her time there. Grace loves hiking, tacos, coffee shops, walks with friends, being creative, and doing just about anything outside! RUF was so impactful to her walk with Christ in college, so she is so excited to walk alongside students at UGA. Grace is ready to find all the best one-on-one spots in Athens and see how the Lord is already working there! Go Dawgs!

Jeremiah Rinehart

Jeremiah Rinehart

Intern

Jeremiah is from Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Rhodes College in 2020. While at Rhodes, he studied Spanish and Philosophy. He was involved with RUF at Rhodes College, which led him to the RUF internship. He loves basketball, frisbee, and pickleball. He's super excited to be an intern at the University of Georgia and to experience Georgia football.