RUF has been reaching and equipping Mercer students for over 25 years. Our hope and prayer is that any and every student would find RUF to be a safe place to process the truth claims of Christianity, to find friendship and community, and to rest and be encouraged.
Marlin Harris began working for RUF at Mercer University in 2018. He grew up on the mission field in Asuncion, Paraguay before moving with his family to Marbury, Alabama in 1999. He attended Mercer University from 2007-2011 where he met his lovely wife, Caroline, who he married in May 2011. From 2012-2015 he worked with RUF as an intern at Emory University in Atlanta while Caroline completed Mercer’s Physician Assistant program. In 2015, Marlin and Caroline moved to Charlotte where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary. They are overjoyed to be back in Macon and serving Christ at their alma mater!
Carrie grew up in Peachtree City, GA and graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. While at Mercer, Carrie fell in love with RUF, Covenant Theology and First Presbyterian Church Macon, GA. After college, she moved to Oxford, MS where she served as an intern with RUF Ole Miss for 3 years. While in Oxford, Carrie met and married Elliott Everitt. While Elliott worked his way through seminary at RTS Jackson, the Everitts lived and served at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, MS. During those fun years, Carrie was a full time mom to 3 kids: Thomas, Harris and Graham Eloise. After graduation, Elliott accepted the call to RUF Mercer and served as the CM there for 4 1/2 happy years. While in Macon, a 4th child, Jerome, was added to the Everitt clan via foster care and adoption. From Macon, the Lord called Elliott to work for RUF at Mississippi State University where he has served now for 2 yrs. In January of 2019, Carrie officially came on staff with RUF alongside Elliott. She loves hearing student’s stories, teaching her Wednesday night bible study and watching her kids live the RUF life.
James grew up in rural Roanoke, VA along with three awesome sisters. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, having earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. During graduate school, God called him into full-time ministry as an intern with RUF at Mercer University.
James loves strategy games, playing soccer and squash, drinking both coffee and tea (but not at the same time), spending time with friends, talking about military history, and seeing God work in the lives of those that surround him.
Mollie was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama and attended Mississippi State University where she studied Educational Psychology. She got involved with RUF where she found sweet community and the freedom of humility and grace in the gospel. She is so excited to continue the mission of RUF on Mercer’s campus. Hail State and Go Bears!