Welcome to RUF at Columbus State! We are excited to begin in the fall of 2022. We seek to be a community of students on campus seeking to love God and love our neighbor. Our goal is to help CSU students come to understand, know, and follow Jesus Christ as they walk through their college years, and to lay a foundation for a lifetime of following Jesus and serving him in all areas of life.
Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we do not wish to pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of personal or religious background. RUF exists for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, or spiritual. Whoever you are and whatever your story, RUF at CSU exists for you.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Justin graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and Covenant Theological seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Justin has been married since 2002 to his wife, Elizabeth Huss. From 2004-2006, Justin served as an Assistant Pastor with Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. He began his Campus Minister tenure with RUF in 2006 as he pioneered a new work on the campus of Trinity University in San Antonio. After four years at Trinity, Justin accepted a call to serve as the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he served for seven years. In the summer of 2017, Justin accepted a new call as the RUF Area Coordinator for the states of Georgia and North Carolina. Elizabeth and Justin are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter. The Clements enjoy the finer things in life like college sports and enjoy cheering for the bulldogs. Justin is also a self proclaimed expert in 1980’s music and movie trivia.