Being in an unfamiliar place presents a lot of challenges. Internationals students experience so many of these challenges while being far away from their families, learning a new language, and searching for a new community to build relationships and enjoy life. The opportunity to work and serve the international community in Clemson is an opportunity to be part of something infinitely larger than what we can see with our eyes. God has promised throughout scripture that He will gather people from the nations to be part of His eternal family. Through the words and deeds of volunteers who serve in this ministry the opportunity exists to be part of God's great redemptive plan. If you are an international student looking for a community where you are free to struggle with all the challenges of being in an unfamiliar place or if you have any interest in being part of this strategic ministry of love and hospitality I would love to visit with you. Please email me and we can figure out the best way to connect.

 
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There are no events scheduled at this time but we are always looking for opportunities to connect. If you are interested in learning more about our ministry then please send me an email at brian.howard@ruf.org, and we will figure out how we can connect.

 
MEET OUR TEAM
Rick Brawner
Minister
EMAIL
rbrawner@ruf.org
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Rick Brawner graduated from Clemson University in 1977. After graduation from seminary in 1983 with a Master of Divinity, Rick was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister. He worked as a SBC campus minister (two years) at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University and then continued in that location as staff with a para-church ministry - Int'l Students Inc. (nearly three years). Rick transferred into the PCA as a TE/campus minister within Calvary Presbytery, SC in October 1988. In August 1989, he begin the RUF International ministry at Clemson University as the RUF International campus minister. He has served in that capacity for the past 25 academic years. Rick met his wife Beth while in seminary and they have been married for 35 years. They have three adult children, Andrew, Philip and Melody.

Brian Howard
Minister
EMAIL
brian.howard@ruf.org
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Brian and his wife Missy were married after college. They have 3 sons and a daughter ranging in ages of 25-15, Caleb, Connor, Joe, and Jadyn. Brian has served in the local church for almost 30 years. Most recently he planted and pastored Grace & Peace Presbyterian in Bowling Green, KY. Brian and Missy moved to Clemson in the summer of 2020 to begin working with RUF-I. In his free time Brian enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, and going on long walks.