Hello! RUF at Appalachian State is a community of students who are responding to God's love by loving God, loving one another and loving our campus. RUF is a great place to grow in your faith, find community and search for answers.


Large Group

Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Grandfather Mountain Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union

Community Groups

Tuesday nights

Hosted by various students

Bible study, friendship, rest - Email Kate at andersonkr2@appstate.edu to find a group. This is the BEST way to build relationships in RUF

Discussion on the book of Jonah

Monday nights at 6 p.m.

Basement of the Hope Pregnancy Center

Contact Trevor at heffnertj@appstate.edu for more info

Theology Hour

Come learn about what Christians believe - Contact Caroline at agancg@appstate.edu for more the time and location

Spring Break Trip


Join us as we work with Hope for the Inner City to pursue reconciliation and community development - Email Sarah at Sarah.Reavis@gmail.com for more info

Additional Resources

Listen to some of our past sermons.

Are you interested in getting more information about RUF at App State fill out our interest form or contact one of our staff!

Are you a first-year student who wants to connect? Email Lissy at somervilleel@appstate.edu

Brett Joseph

Brett grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as the youngest of five sons. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. He was involved in RUF all four years of his undergraduate education and truly invested himself in the ministry. Through his time involved in the ministry he developed and nurtured deep friendships with fellow students and grew in his own faith as he led others to do the same through their student-led ministry team. His love for the ministry led him to pursue the RUF internship after he graduated in 2018. 

In his free time, Brett is most likely catching up with friends, eating delicious food, jamming out on the piano (despite an lackluster singing voice), and spending time outside. He loves sports and anything active, so one would most likely find him hanging out and playing whatever sport or game he can find, making new friends along the way.

Carissa Waller

Carissa grew up just outside of Nashville, TN, but most recently attended college at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She graduated with a degree in Child Studies with the goal initially being to work in youth ministry, but through much prayer, it was clear that God was calling me into college ministry with RUF. She is extremely grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to work with this ministry at Appalachian State! She loves any and all outdoor adventures, drinking good coffee, and spending time with my dog, Pepper.