Welcome to UW! Thanks so much for checking us out. RUF is a student group here on campus that longs to know CHRIST, be changed by him through COMMUNITY, live for a CAUSE greater than ourselves, and learn how the gospel impacts every area of the CULTURE. There's a lot of groups to choose from on our campus. The best way to figure out if RUF is a good fit for you is to simply come and see. We've got a lot of events planned for this fall to help you build community and grow in your understand and relationship with Jesus. Hope to see you soon! All are welcome!


Large Group

Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

JHN 102

The Gospel of Mark

RUF Kick-off

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

KNE 110

Worship and Food trucks

Free Fried Chicken Picnic

Monday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

the quad

Taste the Ave

Friday, Oct. 6

Freshmen only- Sign up on Facebook

Corn Maze and Bonfire

Friday, Oct. 13

RUF Fall Retreat

Oct. 20-22

Drew Burdette

Drew, and his wife Jessica, were called to work with RUF at the University of Washington in 2012. Drew is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Although originally from South Carloina, Drew's love for coffee, the outdoors, and all things water, have made him fall in love with the city of Seattle. When he's not pastoring students at the UW, Drew loves to grill and eat delicious food, watch movies, hike, handcraft leather belts, hang out with Jessica, and think of new ways to get Asa and Beau, their little boys, to crack up laughing...which isn't that difficult to do.

Jessica grew up in Memphis, TN, and received her masters of Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Jessica has a voracious... I mean voracious...sweet tooth and loves to cook and bake. The only thing that eclipses her love of all things sweet is her husband and her little boys, Asa and Beau. But don't let her hobbies fool you...Jessica loves to be active. She and the boys are always up for a walk at Greenlake and love when students come over for dinner. Friend her on Facebook and message her if you want to hang out. Don't be shy!

Paul Davis

Paul was born in Cambridge, England, while his father was there for graduate work. Unfortunately, he does not have dual citizenship. Most of his childhood was spent in Fargo, North Dakota – which really is that cold. Then his family moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania, and not even that managed to rid him of his preference for European chocolate. 

Paul went to the University of Pittsburgh for undergrad, and studied computer science. He quickly fell in love with the campus and the city, despite it having the most potholes per capita nationwide (according to him). It was through his time with RUF that Paul gained a deeper appreciation for the value of relationships and the importance of investing in others. 

Paul enjoys traveling, reading, concerts, watching movies, playing games (both video and board), and spending time in conversation. 

Paul looks forward to getting to know students at UW and exploring all that Seattle has to offer.