University of North Carolina

Join us on Wednesday nights at 8 PM in Howell Hall at 8PM!

RUF at UNC is a Christian campus ministry that exists to provide a friendly Christ-centered community where the tired, the skeptical, and the committed can come together to experience the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Our student leaders put together socials, service activities, and Bible studies, and we join together once a week for worship and to hear a message from the Bible.

Join Us

Large Group

Wednesdays at 8:00 PM
Howell Hall


To get a better sense of who we are, check out this video.

For more information about RUF at UNC, check out our website here:

Meet Our Team

Simon Stokes

Simon Stokes

Campus Minister

Simon Stokes is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, where he received two Master’s degrees: one for divinity and the other for counseling. Recently, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry at Duke University (but don't hold that against him, Tar Heels!). Originally, he hails from Dothan, Alabama and graduated in 2006 from Emory University where he pursued a degree in International Studies. After college, Simon worked as an RUF intern at Auburn University. It was here that he developed a heart for college students, as well as deciding to enter vocational ministry. Simon can be found smoking meat, working in his yard, or enjoying a good book. Simon is married to Katie, and they have two little girls, Emory and Caroline, and a son, Peter.

Eli Whitten

Eli Whitten


Eli is from Brandon, MS and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Educational Psychology. Eli found RUF at MSU to be a safe place to learn, grow, and find community in college and is pumped to be a part of that same environment at UNC Chapel Hill. She enjoys pickleball, reading a good Ann Patchett book, going on walks, and a lavender latte! Go heels!