University of Illinois

Bible study meets at 7pm on Thursdays in the Illini Union 405

Welcome to RUF at Illinois! We are a Christian campus ministry that seeks to reach college students for Christ and equip them to serve. We want RUF to be a place for both skeptics and believers to engage with the teaching of the Bible, experience the love of Jesus, and grow in community with one another.

Join Us

Co-Ed Bible Study

Thursday at 7pm
Illini Union 405


RUF offers multiple small groups throughout the week for men and women. Check out our Instagram for more details.

Meet Our Team

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown

Campus Minister

Ethan was born and raised in South Florida and attended the University of Florida, where he met his wife Amanda. Following graduation, he served as an RUF intern at Duke University. In 2018, the Browns moved to Charlotte, NC where Ethan attended Reformed Theological Seminary. In 2021, the Browns moved to Champaign-Urbana to begin working with RUF at Illinois. Ethan is excited to get to know students and to help them get to know King Jesus. The Browns have a son, Judah, and daughter, Ellis. Ethan loves to drink craft coffee, read a good book, watch Netflix, and play just about any sport with a round ball. You can contact Ethan by calling or texting him at 954.826.6994 or by emailing him at