University of Washington
Join us every Wednesday at 8 PM in JHN 102
Welcome to RUF UW! We are an campus ministry at UW made up of a diverse group of students seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus together in community. Our ministry is not just for Christians, though, we are open to anyone looking to explore their faith. Alongside our student leaders, we have an ordained campus minister as well as a full-time campus intern who would love to connect with you and answer any questions about faith, life at UW, or any thing else you would be interested in talking about! RUF UW is a place where students can make good friends, ask good questions, and hear good news!
Meet Our Team
David and his wife Krista were called to work for RUF at the University of Washington in 2020. They met through RUF at Stanford University. David is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell seminary as well as Wake Forest University, where he was first introduced to RUF.
Born in California, David has lived all over the country, including Colorado, Massachusetts, and now, Washington. If he's not hanging out with students at UW, you might be able to find him reading in a coffee shop, watching movies (or old episodes of The Office, Arrested Development, and Seinfeld), playing basketball, ping pong, or enjoying the great outdoors in a variety of ways including (but not limited to) hiking, biking, golfing, rowing, kayaking, swimming, or any other way he can try to keep up with UW students.
David and Krista met when David was interning with RUF at Stanford and Krista was a grad student. It was love at first site (well, maybe, not quite), and they got married in 2010. They have three kids: Annika (2014), Micah (2017), and Nate (2019). Each one is an absolute delight, and they are all excited about meeting more students at UW.
Ben grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University with degrees in Math and Computer Science. During this time, he was heavily involved with RUF through Bible studies, worship, and service. Ben loves coffee, climbing, music and games, and is always looking for new hobbies and passions to share.
Caroline grew up in Oxford, MS and graduated from Ole Miss (Hotty Toddy!) Having never moved out of Mississippi, Caroline is excited to be in Seattle and experience a new part of the country. She has a passion for videography and video editing as well as clothing and fashion. In her free time, you can probably find her playing video games, listening to music, or most often, hanging out with her friends. She hated coffee until she became a barista, now all that has changed and she is looking forward to finding her new favorite, cozy coffee shop in Seattle and taking all her students there! But most of all, she is looking forward to the ways she will grow in her relationship with the Lord and the students of UW!