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!


Large Group

Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Texas Women Federation Building

Summer Conference

May 14-18

Panama City Beach, FL

Registration: contact John if you're interested in coming!

Freshman Girls Bible Study

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Hardin House

Please contact John or Mary Carlisle if you would like to join any of the Bible studies and they will connect you to the leader

Freshman Guys Group


Contact John if you're interested

Sophomore Girls Bible Study

Fridays at 10 a.m.

2400 Nueces room 722

Campus Co-Ed

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

Carothers in the Joynes reading room

Junior Girls Study

Wednesdays at 7:45 a.m.

Einsteins Bros Bagels on Guadalupe

RUF Prayer

Mondays at 11 a.m.


Contact John if you're interested

Senior Bible Study

Contact John if you're interested

John Trapp

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 Davidson
Mary Henley Green

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.