As a Christian ministry at UT, we strive to reach students with the good news of Jesus and to equip our students to serve others. RUF stands for Reformed University Fellowship and is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we do not wish to pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of personal or religious background. RUF exists for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, or spiritual. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us. We would love to get to know you!
John Trapp grew up in Tuscumbia, Alabama and attended Vanderbilt University where he met his wife Chrissy, an Austin, TX native. Prior to serving with RUF, John worked as a youth pastor at Christ the King Presbyterian church in Houston, TX for 6 years. During that time Chrissy earned her Masters in Christian Counseling from Houston Baptist University. John has a Masters of Divinity from Redeemer Theological Seminary. The Trapps have four children: Owen, Lucy, Georgia, and Betsy. Some common family activities include playing and watching baseball games, reading, dancing, golfing, and eating Chickfila.
Andrew grew up in Jackson, MS and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications. RUF played a pivotal role in his spiritual growth during college, and he wanted to help bring others into this great ministry to learn more about Jesus. Other than working for RUF, Andrew loves music, basketball, the Grizzlies, and eating great food (especially in Austin)!
Mary Henley Green is from Memphis,TN and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors and masters degree in Elementary Education. RUF was such an important part of her Ole Miss experience through the community, fellowship, and the way the Lord worked through her life during her college years. Outside of RUF, Mary Henley loves to be outdoors, go on road trips, have game nights, and dance. She is excited to see how the Lord will continue to work through RUF at a new campus.