Mark Twain said it best: if you can make your mark here then you’ve made it, you’ve arrived. And every year, nearly a million college students from around the globe come here to chase that dream. If you’re one of them, you know that NYC is a great place to learn, grow, and build your future. But it can also be cutthroat, chaotic, and lonely.
In the midst of that, RUF City Campus is a diverse community of students learning together how the extraordinary life of Jesus changes us for the better. Together we build friendships, serve our city, seek answers to our doubts and questions, worship God, and study the Bible. We hope you find us to be a safe place to be in process, whether you identify as a Christian or not.
We go to various schools across New York City, including (but not limited to) New York University (NYU), The New School, City College, Fordham University, The Juilliard School, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Pace University, School of Visual Arts, and The King's College. All are welcome!
Wednesdays at 8:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center
See @rufcitycampus on instagram for up-to-date locations // After Party to follow every week!
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For other events and details, please visit citycampusministry.com today!
Matt hails from Atlanta, GA and is happily married to Megan. They have three children - Eliot, Zoey and Margaret. After graduating from Clemson University, Matt worked in the business world for a year and a half before moving to St. Louis where he and Megan both earned graduate degrees in theology. Before moving to New York they lived and worked in Birmingham, AL. Though now living in the Concrete Jungle, Matt still loves being active outdoors - fly fishing, hiking, exploring. But his favorite hobby is food. He has carefully curated his favorite places to eat hamburgers, donuts, and ice cream in NYC and would love for you to join him on a food adventure!
Campus Minister | Planting a new RUF City Campus work soon!
Wei is from Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Georgia Tech (BS International Affairs) and Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta (MDiv). He’s previously worked with college students with Mission to the World sending them on mission trips around the world and as a college student pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Wei’s a foodie, bubble tea connoisseur, Atlanta Braves baseball fan, book worm, drummer, tennis player, and lover of big dogs. While new to NYC, he’s excited to live in this city and explore it with you.
Megan is from Greenville, SC and attended Clemson University for undergrad. There she met her husband, Matthew, while getting her bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating and getting married they ventured out of the South to go to seminary in St. Louis, MO, where she earned a MA in Educational Ministry. Megan and Matthew moved to Birmingham after completing their respective seminary degrees so that Matthew could begin working with RUF at Samford University. Four years and three kids later, they moved their family to NYC to continue working with RUF in a new context. While NYC is very different from anywhere Megan has lived before, she has grown to truly love it and feel at home there. When she is not at one of the many wonderful playgrounds with her kids, Megan enjoys running along the Hudson River and visiting the local coffee shops for a delicious and possibly overpriced cappuccino. When she is not out and about, Megan enjoys sitting down with a good book- she recently finished Liturgy of the Ordinary and Educated, and has plans to reread the last book in the Harry Potter series in the near future. Megan is thrilled to officially join the RUF staff in NYC after years of volunteering with the ministry, and looks forward to mentoring and discipling students to a deeper understanding of and relationship with Jesus.
Sterling grew up just outside of Washington D.C. in Arlington, Virginia as the youngest and most extroverted of three siblings. He graduated from James Madison University in 2018 where he studied Vocal Performance and Music Industry. When he's not out getting coffee with people, you'll find him humming, belting, or otherwise vocalizing whatever tune is stuck in his head at the moment — anything from Bach to Beyoncé. He loves ice cream, music, and laughter, so if you're in the city feel free to grab a scoop and send him memes and song recommendations.
Haley grew up in Sandy Hook, CT but has always been a city girl at heart. She graduated from The Ailey School/Fordham University BFA Program with a dual degree in Dance and Theological Religious Studies. When she’s not on the dance floor movin' and groovin', you can find Haley wandering aimlessly around New York City. Her favorite place to find calm in the chaos is Hudson River Park, but she also loves to sit at Irving Farm for hours with no agenda other than to write and listen to music. She is overly competitive at games, but not particularly skilled at winning them. She just enjoys hosting hang outs and spending time with her friends. Haley feels blessed to return to City Campus as an intern and is looking forward to walking with students in their own NYC adventures.