RUF is a Christian campus ministry serving Brown University, The Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson & Wales University, and other Providence-area schools. We prize the gospel of Jesus Christ and scripture as the very word of God. Our goal is to explore and to grow in Faith, Work, and Leadership. We welcome students from all different backgrounds, both the "convinced" Christian and the "unconvinced" who want to know more about Christianity.


Large Group

Fridays at 7 p.m.

114 George Street (across the street from the Ratty)

Family Group Bible Studies

Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Sayles Hall first and second floors

Prayer Meetings

Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Partridge Hall

Love in Action Tutoring Program

Thursdays at Noon

Trinity Presbyterian Church

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Eddie Park

Eddie graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Ancient Greek and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and a Th.M. in Early Church History. Having served as seminarian staff in the ministry from 2003-2006, Eddie was called to be the minister for RUF Brown | RISD in the Fall of 2006. Annie graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Biology, and has been serving as RUF staff since 2004. They have three boys, William, Andrew and Henry. Eddie is also a Classics Graduate from Phillips Exeter Academy.

Elisabeth Somerville

Lissy graduated from Appalachian State University (Go ‘Neers) with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Early Childhood Special Education. She was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina and enjoys making art, playing the banjo, and baking cinnamon rolls. Despite her southern roots, much of Lissy’s family spent their lives as missionaries in South Korea, contributing to her love of Asian cultures and Korean food. RUF was a huge part of Lissy’s life in college, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the ministry in Providence, RI.