University of Texas at El Paso

Join us on Thursdays at 6pm at St. Clements YAC, 620 E Yandell

Welcome to RUF at The University of Texas at El Paso! Picks Up!

RUF at UTEP is a campus ministry that focuses on being centered in Scripture, commits to a faithful and genuine community, and overall makes the college experience easier and more fun for every student that checks us out before and after graduation!

Our goal is to let every student know that we are never so bad that we're beyond the reach of God and we are never so good that we're beyond the need for God. We communicate this truth through every Bible study and event that we have going on.

Wherever you find yourself (convinced or unconvinced, burned or bored, cynical or spiritual, passionate or stagnant), we hope you can bring your whole self to RUF, and explore with us who Jesus Christ is, and how to follow him.

Join Us

Freshmen Foundations Bible Study

Mondays at 10am
UTEP Library First Floor

Prayer at the pole

Tuesdays at 9am
Pole near Centennial Plaza

Lunch and Bible Study

Wednesdays 12pm & 2pm
Leech Grove


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Meet Our Team

Eduardo Ovalle

Eduardo Ovalle

Campus Associate

Eduardo grew up locally in El Paso and is familiar with our city and our border neighbor, Ciudad Juárez. He attended both El Paso Community College and The University of Texas at El Paso where he graduated with a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Chicano Studies. Ed is Currently working on his MDiv at Covenant Theological Seminary. Eduardo became a Christian at 19 and since then he has been passionate to share the gospel with college students and young adults. Ed got to grow in the Christian faith through a local Bible study at EPCC where he also met his wife Ana, who is currently working on her Pharm D. at the UTEP School of Pharmacy. They also have a spoiled pup named Ozzie, a turtle named Mikey, and a goldfish named Clyde.

Some of his hobbies include bicycling, exploring new coffee shops, book stores, thrifting, and collecting records. He also loves photography, playing the bass guitar, and reading.

Eduardo loves to see what the Lord is doing at UTEP and if you see him around campus and would like to talk or pray with him, please feel free to reach out. He would love to grab coffee one of these days.

Sebastian Avalos

Sebastian Avalos