University of North Carolina
Join us Wednesdays at 8 PM in Murphey 116
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.
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 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.
Jackson is from Pawleys Island, South Carolina. He attended Wake Forest University, where he studied Psychology and Philosophy, and also met his wife, Anna. Jackson is passionate about John Mayer and JIF Peanut Butter. He also loves playing music with friends, reading good books, and VW buses. Jackson looks forward to meeting students and making much of Jesus.
If you are a student, you can reach out to him at email@example.com!
Anna (Hogewood) Cole
Anna was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated in 2021 from Wake Forest University with a degree in Psychology and Communication. Anna loved her time in RUF at Wake Forest, and is excited to serve with UNC RUF! She cannot wait to assume a relational role since this ministry deeply shaped her at Wake Forest. She loves drinking coffee, taking pictures, and baking with friends!
Isaac is from Memphis, TN and graduated with a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Mississippi. If you can't find him reading, hiking, or jamming with his friends, he's probably watching his beloved British soccer team Preston North End (Come On You Lilywhites!) or delving deep into the anthology of films directed by Martin Scorsese. Isaac has seen the Lord work through RUF from a young age: his father was the RUF minister at Emory University and he can remember plenty of times when his new campus minister Simon Stokes (a student at Emory at the time) would hang out with him when he was about 5 or 6 years old. Isaac loved being involved with RUF at Ole Miss, where he led worship for two years, had his face consistently melted by awesome teaching, and witnessed the good news of Christ take hold of him and so many others. He couldn't be more excited or humbled to be a part of the Lord's awesome work in Chapel Hill.