RUF is a Christian campus ministry serving Brown University, The Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson & Wales University, and other Providence-area schools. We prize the gospel of Jesus Christ and scripture as the very word of God. Our goal is to explore and to grow in Faith, Work, and Leadership. We welcome students from all different backgrounds, both the "convinced" Christian and the "unconvinced" who want to know more about Christianity.


Large Group

Fridays at 7 p.m.

114 George Street (across the street from the Ratty)

Family Group Bible Studies

Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Sayles Hall first and second floors

Prayer Meetings

Thursdays at noon

Partridge Hall

Love in Action Tutoring Program

Saturdays at 10 am

Trinity Presbyterian Church

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Elisabeth Somerville

Lissy graduated from Appalachian State University (Go ‘Neers) in 2018 with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Early Childhood Special Education. She was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina and enjoys making art, raising exotic plants, baking cinnamon rolls, and exploring Rhode Island with her dog Stevie. Despite her southern roots, much of Lissy’s family spent their lives as missionaries in South Korea, contributing to her love of Asian cultures and Korean food. 

After being a part of RUF in college and spending two years serving as an RUF intern at Brown and RISD, Lissy is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue her work in Providence, RI as campus staff!