RUF at the University of Texas
Join us Wednesday’s 7:00 pm at Texas Federation of Women’s Club 2312 San Gabriel St.
As a Christian ministry at UT, we strive to reach students with the good news of Jesus and to equip our students to serve others. RUF stands for Reformed University Fellowship and is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we do not wish to pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of personal or religious background. RUF exists for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, or spiritual. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us. We would love to get to know you!
Meet Our Team
Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He began attending RUF his freshman year of college, and has learned from many wonderful campus ministers how to love God, his rich grace, and the good world he has made. After graduating from Ole Miss, Jordan worked as an RUF intern at the University of Virginia. He then went on to earn an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary--where more importantly, he met his wife, Emily (who was earning a MA in Counseling). Together, they moved to Austin, Texas, where Jordan worked in youth ministry for four years, before taking over at UT. Emily is from Dallas and graduated from Texas in 2011. Together, they have two kids, Sam and Georgia. Jordan loves to play golf, travel, watch sports, and eat his way around Austin.
Daniel and Heejei met during orientation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, got engaged six months later, and have now been married for 11 years. They have two (amazing, awesome) kiddos, Nathaniel (9) and Naomi (6). Daniel graduated with his Ph.D. from UT in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East in May 2018 and found that even one year away from campus life was too much. He currently runs a small business selling products online and feels blessed that he has the time and flexibility to invest in the next generation of young men at UT. Ask him anything, but to get him really excited ask him about his family, the NBA (Go Spurs Go!), finding deals online, or what books he is currently reading. Some of his favorite books include Ender's Game, Gilead, Sapiens, Anna Karenina, and Catch-22. Heejei's superpower is making all kinds of people feel welcome and accepted. If you ever want an amazing home-cooked meal, just ask. Seriously, just ask.
Mary Henley Green
Mary Henley Green is from Memphis, TN and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors and masters degree in Elementary Education. RUF was such an important part of her Ole Miss experience through the community, fellowship, and the way the Lord worked through her life during her college years. Outside of RUF, Mary Henley loves to be outdoors, go on road trips, and have game nights. After two years as an intern, she is excited to continue serving as Campus Staff at the University of Texas.
Nicholas grew up in Memphis, Tennessee (the home of real BBQ) and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (the real UT) where he double-majored in civil engineering and English literature. RUF had a huge impact on Nicholas's walk with the Lord in college, and he is excited to be in Austin to hopefully, by the grace of God, reflect the love that Christ has shown him to the students there. Nicholas loves bike rides, Chipotle, hardcore punk music, and reading and talking about literature, theology, philosophy, etc. He also can't wait to get his big meaty claws on some of those famous Austin tacos.