RUF at OU is a community of students centered on the story of God's love for the world in the person of Jesus. As we are being shaped by the love of Jesus, we are growing in our love for God, our neighbors, and the world as we seek to serve our campus and community. Although we are a Christian ministry, students from all religious (or non-religious) backgrounds are processing together who Jesus is and what he means for their lives. We are growing together in what it means to be truly human as persons made in the image of God who embody his love for the world.
If you are an incoming freshman and are attending a Camp Crimson session, please contact Scott and let us know! We would love to meet you and help welcome you to campus. We would love to connect with you and take you out for lunch or coffee!
Visiting OU? Call or email Scott if you are a prospective student, parent, or just someone who wants to learn more about RUF at OU!
Scott and Helen are displaced Southerners learning what it means to be Okies, “where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.” Scott was born into an army family and has moved all over, mostly growing up in Georgia and Alabama. He graduated with his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering in 2010 from Auburn University. He loves to run, read, do pretty much anything outside, and he loves college football (so we’re in the right place!).
Helen grew up in Florence, Alabama, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance) from Birmingham Southern College in 2011. She also grew up an avid reader, but she exceeds Scott’s capacity for the arts in her love for everything music, from musical theater and opera to praise and worship.
Scott and Helen were both involved in RUF as students, and Scott served as an intern with RUF at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Scott and Helen dated and got married in Birmingham in 2012. After Scott finished up at Samford in 2013, they moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. They both graduated in 2016: Scott with a Masters of Divinity, and Helen with a Masters of Worship and Music. They have been so blessed by the ministry of RUF themselves, and they are excited to be called to love and minister to the students of OU. Boomer Sooner!
Molly was born and raised in Florida, the youngest of four. She graduated in May of 2018 from the University of Central Florida where she studied Human Communication and writing. Her first week on campus she encountered RUF during a tabling event. It was through the ministry of RUF that she witnessed the gospel lived out in the lives of students and campus staff. It was also there, that she built life long friendships and felt the Lord calling her to vocational ministry. Molly loves how RUF offers a safe place for students to come as they are and experience authentic, compassionate, life-giving community and teaching. In college, Molly worked several random jobs but her favorite was teaching group exercise at UCF's Recreation & Wellness Center. Molly's other interests include: running, her baby niece Nora, LaCroix, and going out to breakfast.