Welcome to RUF at Indiana University! RUF at IU is a community of both believing and skeptical students. We gather together in non-threatening settings to ask questions and wrestle with the story of the Bible and its implications for ourselves, our friends, and our campus. We are here for the "convinced" and "unconvinced," the burned out and the bored, the cynical and the spiritual. Ultimately, in our age of fragmented relationships, we long to connect students to a community and to a life of love that will sustain them for a lifetime.
Eric and and his wife, Stephanie, were both born and raised in Kentucky. They met in Lexington, KY after Eric graduated from Indiana University and Stephanie graduated both from Western Kentucky University (undergrad) and the University of Kentucky (grad school). In 2007, they got married, moved to Saint Louis, and started their lives together as Eric attended Covenant Seminary and Stephanie worked. In 2011, they were called to remain in Saint Louis where Eric started serving as an Assistant Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Right around that same time, their daughter Anna Katherine came along, then son Callan in 2012, son Lawson in 2014, and finally daughter Cora in 2017. They could not be more thrilled to be in Bloomington and to be serving on IU's campus. Eric and Stephanie have long had a heart for young adults and college students and are so excited to be ministering to students at IU. They enjoy spending time with their 4 crazy kids, trying new foods and restaurants, playing golf, going on dates, eating sushi, and catching the latest show on Netflix.
Riley grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. While at Winthrop, she was actively involved at RUF and through her time there she grew in her relationship with the Lord and her love for community. She is excited to live in the midwest, join the team at IU, and continue to to minister to college students. She loves playing board games, dancing to her heart's content, eating bread in all forms, and traveling to wherever the next adventure is.
Will grew up in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi with a degree in Biology Education. He was involved in the RUF ministry on campus, lending a hand in leading worship alongside his RUF intern. Will is looking forward to joining the active ministry on IU's campus, where he will be able to utilize what he has learned from his former interns and minister, learning all-the-while how to better rely on Christ during ministry. Will is a huge extrovert who loves doing absolutely anything if it involves genuine connection with people, whether its watching movies, going rock-climbing, drinking coffee, or creaming others in Super Smash Bros. He is also believes that the Lord of the Rings films are the best movies to ever grace Hollywood.