RUF International welcomes students and scholars from around the world.
Jacob grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and traveled to Louisiana to pursue his MBA at Southeastern Louisiana University. There, God revealed to him the need to reach international students with the gospel, and he has served in international campus ministry since. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001, and enrolled at Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, receiving his master’s degree through online education in Christian Leadership in 2008. After nine years serving international campus ministry in Louisiana, Jacob worked for nine years as the Director of Briarwood International Outreach at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time there, he completed his M. Div. at Birmingham Theological Seminary and was ordained as a minister of the gospel in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Jacob moved to Baltimore and started RUF International campus ministry at Johns Hopkins University in fall 2018. Jacob is married to Pei. They enjoy hiking and playing tennis.
Not being raised in a Christian home, and having become a Christian at the age of 19, Terry had a strong yearning to know more about God and really wanted to share His wonder with those around her. Feeling the need to be more equipped, she attended Covenant College graduating with a B.A., having majored in Bible and minored in Sociology. Directly after that, she attended Covenant Theological Seminary earning a M.A. in Biblical Studies. Upon graduation from seminary in 1989, she joined the ministry of RUF and worked as an Intern on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee which she absolutely loved. During her almost three years there she saw the power of God change lives, and that just deepened her desire to reach out and help others know Christ and develop an intimate relationship with Him. That desire has never left her and it’s that very desire that has led her to work with international students at Johns Hopkins University in her home town of Baltimore. Terry also loves to show hospitality and entertain, and looks forward to using those gifts as well to reach the precious international students at Hopkins with the wonders of God through His word. Aside from hospitality and entertaining, Terry plays a mean game of Scrabble welcoming all challengers!