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

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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!

Noah McClanahan

Noah McClanahan

Intern

Noah grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Public Policy Leadership. After college, Noah moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he worked in middle school ministry at River Oaks Community Church. Noah loves pickleball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, journaling, and reading. He is looking forward to getting to know students and God more deeply during his time at Washington & Lee.

Caroline Shockley

Caroline Shockley

Intern

Caroline is from Richmond, Virginia, and studied marketing at the College of William & Mary. She loves traveling, reading, chick-fil-a, and funny movies. During her junior year, she got involved with RUF and it had such a wonderful impact on her and her college experience. RUF taught her so much about God’s grace and steadfast love. She is so grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Intern at Washington & Lee!