Washington and Lee University

Join us for Large Group every Tuesday at 8pm, starting Sept. 12!

RUF at W&L is a community of students coming alive to the love of God, and learning to love God, each other, and the campus. RUF a safe and welcoming place for non-Christians and Christians to belong, ask questions, and learn how to follow Jesus. Large Groups are Tuesdays at 8pm in the Law School Pavilion (beside the football field).

Join Us

Large Group

Tuesdays at 8 PM
Location varies

Freshman Small Group

Mondays at 8 PM
The Colonnade


Check out sermons from Large Group here or here.

Meet Our Team

Willis Weatherford

Willis Weatherford

Campus Minister

Willis Weatherford was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Covenant Theological Seminary. Before coming to W&L in 2022, Willis was Pastor to Students at Christ the King in Houston, TX. He has past experience planting a Young Life club in St. Louis, as a wilderness guide in California, and in frontier evangelism with Operation Mobilization in Nepal. Willis loves life in general, especially family time in the outdoors, trail running, skiing, concerts, sports, bluegrass music, and reading.

Willis and Mary have been married since 2013 and have three kids: Judah and Juniper (b. 2018) and James (b. 2020). Mary earned her Masters’ Degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky, and loves bringing people together, baking, and the outdoors. Willis and Mary are thrilled to be a part of the amazing Washington & Lee and Lexington community!

Anna Plybon

Anna Plybon


Anna is from Kernersville, North Carolina, and graduated from NC State University in May 2021 with a degree in Nutrition Science. Anna loved being involved in RUF at NC State as the staff and community surrounded her with love and encouraging reminders of her identity in Christ.

Anna loves spending time with W&L students, especially if it involves drinking coffee at LexCo, eating ice cream, running on the Chessie trail, reading on the colonnade, and exploring the Virginia mountains!