University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Join us every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in AMB 210
Welcome to RUF at the University of Tennessee! We are a campus ministry of the PCA that exists to reach and equip UT students from all backgrounds with the good news of who Jesus Christ is, who he has created them to be, and that he desires to live in relationship with them. Our prayer is that as students grow in the gospel they would love and serve this university and its students, and be connected to the church for a lifetime of discipleship and service, for the glory of God and the good of those places they will be called. We are here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced", the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical or spiritual. Please come and join this community!
Please join us every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in AMB 210 for singing, friends, and to hear from God's Word!
Freshmen Guys Small Group
Freshmen Girls Small Group
Meet Our Team
McClellan and Jessica are natives of Lexington, Kentucky. In his final year at the University of Kentucky, Mac was set up on a blind date with Jess, who was working as a nurse, by their pastor. After a brief season in Montana, Mac returned to Lexington to propose to Jessica and begin work as the student ministries director at Tates Creek Presbyterian. They were married in 2016 and enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando in pursuit of an MDiv while receiving training through the pastor's college at Tates Creek Presbyterian. Mac and Jess and their sons William and Samuel enjoy all things in the outdoors, SEC athletics, and their ridiculous golden retriever, Jackson. They were thrilled to accept the call as Campus Minister at the University of Tennessee and to join the long legacy of RUF at UT serving college students and the campus for the glory of Christ and the good of Knoxville.
Emily Crutcher was born in Florida, but has made her home in Tennessee! In fact, she has lived in all 4 major cities of Tennessee: Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, and now gets to experience all Knoxville has to offer. For the past four years she has been working in Kids Ministry at a church in Nashville. After graduating college in 2017, Emily had a desire to work in college ministry due to the effects of her involvement in a campus ministry. In the Fall of 2020 the Lord faithfully called her to work with RUF and she couldn't be more excited to walk alongside college students in ordinary and/or pivotal moments of their lives. She enjoys walking her Goldendoodle, Daphne, welcoming people into her home, and having spontaneous dance parties!
Anne Morgan Trapnell
Anne Morgan was born and raised in Georgia with three sisters and sweet parents. She graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs) in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a certificate in Entrepreneurship, though her college career started at Kennesaw State (Go Owls) where she was introduced to RUF. After transferring to UGA her sophomore year, she was welcomed into a new RUF where she led an RUF community group, served at her church's youth group, and spent time working at an after-school program called Downtown Academy. Through participating in RUF, God used her campus ministers, interns, and friends to reveal more of the beauty of God’s story of redemption and of Jesus’ heart. She was moved to become an RUF intern to experience a new adventure where God will show more of himself and she can join RUF in fulfilling the great commission – in making Jesus known in Knoxville and the world!
In her free time, Anne Morgan loves to sing, play the uke, and paint with watercolor while listening to Harry Potter on audible. You may find her running while listening to Jacky Hill Perry podcasts, ordering a pub sub, playing ultimate frisbee, or making a bomb omelet with arugula. She can’t wait to scope out the best coffee places and music venues in Knoxville and get to know the amazing students at UTK’s RUF!