Meet Our New Campus Ministers and Area Coordinators

June 01, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome these new campus ministers to our staff. Please pray for them as they begin their ministries on campus.

Joey Barnet - University of Delaware, Interim Campus Ministry Associate

As an RUF Campus Minister Associate at the University of Delaware, Joey Barnet is looking forward to bringing years of college teaching, doctoral study, and seminary studies to bear on his ministry. Along with wife Ruth and 4-month-old Grace, moving back to Delaware will mean a return to family near Silver Spring, Maryland as well as a return to his first spiritual home of RUF. It was through RUF at University of Maryland College Park that Joey “stumbled across” a campus minister who first shared the Gospel and the doctrines of grace with him. After graduating with a degree in psychology and pre-medical concentration, he continued involvement with RUF as an alumni and met his wife at an RUF event he had helped organize.

While interning with RUF was first considered by Joey five years ago, he realized that the demands of his PhD program in experimental psychology at East Tennessee State University would make it wiser to wait. Now, he’s thrilled to be able to apply his gifts in a new way to campus ministry and vocational ministry beyond as he continues classes at Reformed Theological Seminary (D.C. campus). When Joey isn’t preparing to defend his dissertation, he is hiking in new places with his family, reading philosophy, getting up to his family’s home in Vermont, or playing Super Smash Bros. He’s also fluent in Spanish, a little in German, and his absolute favorite food is home-smoked BBQ!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Birnie – University of Washington, Campus Minister

David and his wife Krista were called to work for RUF at the University of Washington in 2020. They met through RUF at Stanford University. David is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell seminary as well as Wake Forest University, where he was first introduced to RUF. Born in California, David has lived all over the country, including Colorado, Massachusetts, and now, Washington. If he's not hanging out with students at UW, you might be able to find him reading in a coffee shop, watching movies (or old episodes of The Office, Arrested Development, and Seinfeld), playing basketball, ping pong, or enjoying the great outdoors in a variety of ways including (but not limited to) hiking, biking, golfing, rowing, kayaking, swimming, or any other way he can try to keep up with UW students. David and Krista met when David was interning with RUF at Stanford and Krista was a grad student. It was love at first sight (well, maybe, not quite), and they got married in 2010. They have three kids: Annika (2014), Micah (2017), and Nate (2019). Each one is an absolute delight, and they are all excited about meeting more students at UW.

Will Cote - Austin Peay State University, Campus Minister

Will grew up in Chattanooga, TN and is a UT Knoxville grad. He lived and worked in South Korea for eight years, where he met his wife, JungMi. While the Cotes studied at Covenant Seminary, Will served at a church in St. Louis as their family grew from John (b. 2014) to include Mia (b. 2017) and Louise (b. 2019). The Cotes love having people over, getting to know new people, cooking and eating, running (Will), and yoga (JungMi).

Rob Herron - Appalachian State University, Campus Minister 

Rob and Mary Lee, along with their son Robert (born May 2018), moved from Athens, GA to Boone in December of 2019. They are delighted to be a part of the App Nation and App Family, and they are passionate about investing in the place God has brought them. 

Rob received his Bachelors from the University of Tennessee in 2011 and his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014. Before moving to Boone, Rob was the Associate Pastor of Youth at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Athens for five years. Mary Lee received both her Bachelors and Masters from the University of Georgia, and she and Rob were married in 2015. 

The Lord has blessed and RUF to reach and equip App students for over two decades. Rob and Mary Lee are grateful they have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful ministry and community. GO NEERS!

Brian Howard - Clemson RUF-International, Campus Minister 

Brian was born in KY, went to undergraduate in TN, and graduate school in Missouri. Since graduating from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, he has served in the local church as an associate pastor, and planted and most recently planted and served as pastor of Grace & Peace in Bowling Green, KY. Brian has a heart and passion to see God's people mobilized in ministry in their local communities. Brian is married to Missy and they have four children ranging in ages 25-15 (Caleb, Connor, Joe, and Jadyn). Brian enjoys being outdoors fly fishing, playing golf, and taking long walks!

Kevin Kaye - Johnson and Wales University, Interim Campus Ministry Associate

Kevin is one Kaye among many. As the son of Ken and Kathy, he holds the position of second amidst Kory, Kyler, Karson, Kaitlyn, and Keagan. Hailing from the state of Arizona, Kevin ventured across the country to do his undergraduate degree at Grove City College in Pennsylvania where he studied Christian Thought. Upon graduating in 2010, he has moved around a bit and most recently moved to Statesboro, Georgia from Charlottesville, Virginia. Kevin enjoys participating in a variety of things which include, but are not limited to, sports, music, dancing, reading, watching movies, and just hanging out. He is a broken person who has been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus. He is a work in progress as he continues to grow by the grace of God and he is excited to be an instrument in God’s work of Gospel ministry among students at Georgia Southern. 

Fee Kennedy - SMU RUF-International, Campus Minister 

Fee was born and raised in Dallas, Texas before moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. While in college, Fee studied History, spent a summer in China, and (most importantly) met his wonderful wife Kelly. After his undergraduate, Fee became the pastoral intern at Christ Community Church, a church plant in Fayetteville. After two years with Christ Community, Fee and Kelly moved to Jackson, Mississippi to study at Reformed Theological Seminary. Fee graduated with a Master of Divinity and Kelly with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree in 2020. Together they enjoy being outdoors, listening to music of all kinds, and exploring the city.

Thomas Kuhn - University of Nebraska, Campus Minister 

Thomas was born and raised in North Carolina. He is a graduate of NC State (’13) and Covenant Theological Seminary (’19). Thomas got involved with RUF during his years in college and continued on to work as an RUF Intern after college at the University of Kentucky. He loves coffee, sneakers, fried chicken, watching (and especially quoting) the Office, and cooking. During his time as an intern, Thomas met Molly at a wedding (it was a total “meet-cute”). Molly is a graduate of Appalachian State University (’14) and loves reading, running, trying new recipes, and her planner. The Kuhns are extremely excited to be a part of Husker nation. Go Big Red!

SJ Lim - Metro New York and Northeast Area Coordinator

SJ and Susie are natives of Chicago. They have two wonderfully fun boys – Devin and Justin. SJ graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign (BA Philosophy) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv). The family geeks on sports, TV shows, and eating ice cream & donuts.

Nathanael Miller - Georgia Southern University, Campus Minister  

Nathanael grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and came to know the Lord at a young age. He first got involved with RUF as a student at Appalachian State University, where he graduated in 2015. (Go 'Neers!) After serving as an intern with RUF, he felt called to vocational ministry, and attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. During his final year of seminary, he served as the interim Campus Director for RUF at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. While attending seminary, he met his wife, Anna Kristen.

Anna Kristen, or AK, attended Mississippi State University, where she was also very involved with RUF. She went on to serve as an intern at the University of Florida. The two are very excited to be involved with RUF for years to come, and are excited to be Georgia Southern Eagles! Hail Southern!

Chris Morrison - RUF-International Area Coordinator 

Chris is from Dallas and met his wife Sarah during undergrad at Vanderbilt University, from which they graduated in 2003.  Chris and Sarah have been married for 16 years and have four children: Haynes (8), Ellie Grace (4), Samuel (2), and John David (3 months). Chris graduated from Redeemer Seminary in 2013 with a Master of Divinity. He has been an international student twice - first in Spain while an undergrad, and then he and Sarah spent three years as missionaries in East Asia. He planted RUF-I at SMU and has faithfully served the campus for the past six years. 

Marcus Nobles, Campus Ministry Assisstant 

Marcus Nobles was born in Birmingham, Alabama but has lived all over the world in a military family. Marcus has been singing in  choir and playing music since age 3. Joining the Army after high school, He moved to Mobile in 2008 to attend college at the University of South Alabama graduating with a degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Music. He has spent more than a decade leading music ministries and teaching music in the Mobile area. 

He is currently the Music Minister at Trinity Family Church and is a student at Reformed Theology Seminary, pursuing an MDiv.  He and his wife, Jessica, met while they were students at South. They have 2 daughters Amelia and Charlotte. Together, they have a passion for ministry and a love for the students of their Alma Mater.  

Tim Price - Washington University in Saint Louis, Campus Minister 

Tim Price grew up in Austin, TX where he developed a love for breakfast tacos and playing music. He became a Christian after high school and immediately felt a call on his life to pursue ministry. For undergrad, he attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN and graduated with a BA in Religion and the Arts. Tim did RUF at Belmont and found it to be a place where he grew in his knowledge of Christ’s love for him. He also met his wife Rachel at Belmont while on a study abroad trip in Spain, and they married in December 2014. Tim decided to pursue ministry by becoming an RUF intern. He worked in NYC as the RUF intern for three years. This experience further confirmed his call to ministry and particularly college students. He and Rachel moved to St. Louis in the summer of 2017 so that he could attend Covenant Seminary and receive his Masters of Divinity. Tim loves watching premier league soccer, playing any board games, and going on walks in the park with his wife, his friends, and his dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardy Reynolds - University of Central Florida, Campus Minister 

Hardy and Bri Reynolds met, dated, and married right here in Florida and are in their first year of campus ministry with RUF @ UCF. Hardy graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2016 and a Masters of Divinity in 2019. In his counseling and ministry experience he has seen the incredible ways God works during the formative years of college and is excited to be reaching students for Christ on campus at UCF. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broun Stacy – Rice University, Campus Minister

Broun Stacy grew up right here in Houston and attended the University of Texas where he met his wife Latane, also a Houston native. Prior to serving with RUF, Broun worked as a youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church also in Houston, TX for 4 years. Broun has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. The Stacy's have four children: Georgia, Nathanael, Pearce, and London. Some common family activities include swimming, cheering for the Longhorns, playing basketball, reading, dancing, golfing, and eating Chickfila.

Nate Waddell – University of Texas Arlington, Campus Minister 

Nate Waddell is originally from Minnesota. Since moving in 2011 he has lived in China, Missouri, Colorado, and spent a summer living in Washington State. He is married to Gracie and father to his son Liam. He got his undergrad at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and his M.Div at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He enjoys soccer, movies, gardening, cooking, hiking, and going on walks.

Amos Williams - Alabama A&M, Interim Campus Ministry Associate

Amos serves part-time as the Small Group and Outreach Coordinator and Pastoral Intern at The Village Church. He is married to Jessica and they have two sons Caleb (September 2015) and Christian (April 2018). Amos came to faith at an early age after being discipled by his parents. Amos is a graduate of the Beeson Divinity School.