RUF is a place for the convinced and the unconvinced, the churched and un-churched, the burned, the bored, the run-down, or the refreshed. It is a place to bring your doubts and your questions to understand more about Christianity and what the radical love of Jesus is all about. No matter who you are or what you believe you are welcome to join us as we gather to love God, to love people, and to love the University of Houston.
Mondays at 12pm
Contact Kimmy (918.584.9259)
Mondays at 1:15pm
Contact Anna (713.518.2068) or Chase (972.800.3477)
Mondays at 6pm
Wednesdays at 8pm
AD Bruce Religion Center, 2nd floor
Thursdays at 11:30am
AD Bruce Religion Center chapel, 1st floor
Fridays at 11am
Student Center, top floor in the Museum District room
Fridays at 1pm
Rec Center (either in the glass rooms behind the basketball court or the sand court outside).
Watch the GroupMe for exact location on Fridays.
Brooks was born in Texas (woo!) but grew up in Nashville, TN. During his first year at the University of Tennessee (UTK) he met Meredith (who would one day become his wife). At UTK Brooks and Meredith were both involved with RUF on the student ministry team which gave them a passion for all RUF does for college students. Upon graduation (2011), Brooks began working with RUF as an intern at Vanderbilt University in Nashville just months before he and Meredith got married. After working with RUF at Vandy for three years (2011-2014) Brooks and Meredith moved to St. Louis for Brooks to pursue further training for pastoral work at Covenant Theological Seminary (2014-2018). While in seminary Brooks worked as a youth coordinator at their church and Meredith worked as a hair stylist (and a great one at that!). After graduating from Covenant Seminary (2018) Brooks and Meredith moved to Houston for Brooks to serve as the second RUF campus minister at the University of Houston.
This is Isaiah’s second year in Houston. Born in Cleveland, raised in Dallas, Isaiah went to high school in Northern Virginia where he was accepted into Virginia Tech in 2011 to pursue a Chemistry major. After realizing that Chemistry was not meant to be, he took a break from school before coming back and falling in love with English Literature. During the first several years, Isaiah bounced around several campus ministries before finding a strong community in RUF his Junior Year. He then applied for the RUF internship, got the job, and got shipped to Houston to love the students as best as he can.
Isaiah is a lover of the finer things in life: dipping sauces, memes, sports, and video games. You can find him drinking tea at Cougar Grounds, exploring BBQ joints and food trucks, and trying to blend in with the students at the Student Center. You can also find him trying (and failing) to spike the volleyball on Fridays at the Rec or trying his best to ball on the basketball courts.