University of Virginia
Join us Tuesdays from 8-9:15 PM in the University Chapel (Please follow on Instagram in case changes are made)
Welcome to RUF at the University of Virginia!
We are a community of students on Grounds learning how to love God, how to love ourselves, how to love one another, and how to love this world. And yet, we are bound by the even greater conviction that God is love, that God actually loves us, that God loves our neighbors, and that God loves this world.
We believe He has revealed this to us in Jesus Christ, who is the image of the invisible God and the embodiment of God's love, and that through knowing and communing with Him, we have access to that love as well. So we gather in Large Groups, Small Groups, and one-on-ones in the hope that we will continue to encounter and be increasingly changed by this love.
Love God | Love Neighbor | Love UVA
Meet Our Team
Josiah is from Charlottesville and attended UVA (Wahoowa!) and Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis. There, he and Kelley met at a bonfire (Kelley is a Saint Louis native), and a week later they ordered gelato and then went back for seconds. They got married and now have a daughter and a big dawg (as their daughter says it). Kelley has taught history, English, and special ed for the last 13 years. She will be the Academic Support Coordinator at the Covenant School. Josiah loves lawn games, local establishments, legendary adventures, and logophilia. Josiah served as campus minister at Tulane for seven years, and is so grateful to have received the grace of serving UVA RUF.
Annie Kate Barr
Annie Kate is from Clemson, South Carolina, and studied Art History at the College of Charleston. After graduating from CofC in 2014, Annie Kate did three years of the RUF internship. Following one year as intern at Samford University, Annie completed her internship at CofC after marrying her husband, Thompson, and returning to Charleston for him to attend medical school there. In the summer of 2021, they made the move to Charlottesville for his residency at UVA. Annie Kate is thrilled at the opportunity God has given her to work for RUF once again as Campus Staff and to care for the women at UVA. Annie Kate loves doing anything outside, horseback riding, reading, and going on long walks with her dog Maggie. In May of 2022, Annie Kate and Thompson welcomed their first daughter, Susan!
Annie Brawner is from Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in English. She loves long walks, chocolate chip cookies, and a good book. RUF was her favorite place throughout her college experience, the sweetest community and a true testament to the Lord's goodness and faithfulness. She is so thankful for the way it has shaped the past four years of her life and is so excited to serve as an RUF Intern at the University of Virginia!
Originally from Pawleys Island, SC, Chris graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 with a degree in Systems and Information Engineering. While at UVA, Chris deeply enjoyed the RUF community and grew immensely from relationships with RUF staff, interns and peers. After a brief stint working as a consultant in Washington, D.C., Chris felt called to return to student ministry as an RUF Intern and is excited to step into being a part of the relational work that was so impactful to him. In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing, running, hiking and spending time with friends and family.