Reformed University Fellowship is a place where all students, regardless of faith, doubt, or skepticism can explore Christianity, the claims of the Bible, and grow in their understanding of Jesus in community here at UNC Charlotte.
John was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and pursued his bachelor's degree in Advertising at the University of Alabama. He met his wife, Mary Ann, working in Colorado the summer after his freshman year and they tied the knot in 2014. Shortly after graduation, John and Mary Ann headed west to Norman, Oklahoma so that he could intern with RUF at the University of Oklahoma while Mary Ann finished her degree in Public Relations and Broadcasting. Two years later John was affirmed in his calling to full-time ministry and the pair packed up again to move to Charlotte, North Carolina where John received his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. Thanks to Mary Ann paying the bills, John was able to complete the program in three years and is thrilled to stay in Charlotte as the Campus Minister at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. John is a man of many interests and loves riding bikes with Mary Ann, cheering for the Crimson Tide, the Oklahoma City Thunder, whatever team Jalen Hurts currently plays for, and he promises he will beat you at Mario Kart.
Sarah grew up in Lancaster, PA (but is not Amish). She later attended the Pennsylvania State University where she studied criminology and sociology and learned a lot about football. Sarah first experienced RUF at Penn State and fell in love with the Christian community. In Sarah's time with Penn State RUF, God shaped her and revealed a deep desire for ministry and loving others.
Sarah cannot wait to spend the next two years interning with RUF at UNCC. Sarah loves long conversations, movie nights, crime shows, dancing, public speaking, baking, star gazing, fire, sarcasm, and a video of a turtle dancing under running water to an acapella version of the Law & Order theme song. Sarah would love to get to know you by just chilling and watching a movie or going on an adventure. Sarah has a deep desire to help and get to know people so don't hesitate to reach out.