Vanderbilt University

Join us every Wednesday night at 8 PM in Benton Chapel

Vanderbilt RUF is a student organization that seeks to spread the "gospel" (the good news of Jesus Christ) through ourselves and into the campus by word, deed, and lifestyle. We believe the gospel is what brings about personal change, social healing, and cultural renewal. Everyone is welcome regardless of personal or religious background.

Vanderbilt RUF is here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, or spiritual. We invite you no matter where you are in the process.

Join Us

Large Group

Wednesdays at 8 PM
Benton Chapel

Freshman Bible Study

Mondays at 4 PM
Commons Fireside Lounge

Prayer Time

Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
All Faith Chapel


Student Interest Form

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Meet Our Team

Chase Daws

Chase Daws

Campus Minister

Chase and his wife, Holly, are originally from Alabama. They were married in the fall of 2011, and moved to Nashville where Chase served as an RUF Intern at Belmont University. After a stop in Philadelphia for seminary, 2017 took the Daws to Berkeley, California, where he served as RUF campus minister at U.C Berkeley for five years. In June of 2022, they returned to Nashville, where Chase began serving as the campus minister at Vanderbilt University. Over the years, they’ve collected three wonderful boys - Gabe, Bo, and Griffey. They love Warriors basketball, Auburn football, and biscuits.

Caroline Marshall

Caroline Marshall


Caroline grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from The University of Virginia with a degree in Social Innovation and Leadership. RUF was such a special part of her college experience because it was where she met her dearest friends and learned more about who God is and His love for her. Caroline loves the beach, baking bread, reading cliché rom-coms, and karaoke (her go to is anything from hsmtmts)! She is so excited to move to Nashville and be a part of all God is doing at Vandy!

Spencer Sipe

Spencer Sipe


Spencer is a Memphis, TN native and an alumni from the University of Memphis! He spent all four years at the U of M involved with RUF helping lead worship and being involved on their servant team. After graduating in May 2020 and working for the last year, he decided to get back into RUF ministry in an internship role. He loves sports, movies, video games, rock climbing, and so much more. Spencer is excited to spend time with students to remind them that it's okay to not be okay, and to use his story as a means to show the grace of Christ and how the Lord's redemption is at work.