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!
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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.
Abby is from Indianola, Iowa, and graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2022, where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. Vandy RUF was such an important part of Abby's undergraduate experience and played a key role in how the Lord worked though her life during college. She developed friendships through the Christian community of RUF that will last well beyond her four years in college. Abby enjoys being outside, getting coffee with friends, watching sports with her family (she is an avid Vandy baseball fan), and loves to be around people all the time! Abby is excited to meet the students at Texas and step into the work God has been doing on campus.
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.