Go Pack and welcome to RUF at NC State! We are a community learning about the love of Jesus for us and how it calls us to love others. We welcome students from all walks of life, regardless of where they are spiritually. In RUF, we do not think any of us has it all together, and so we all need to hear the good news that God has provided Jesus to bring healing and restoration to broken people.
To help people learn about Jesus, we provide opportunities to learn what the Bible teaches and put it into practice in our everyday lives. In RUF, we think the gospel must be understood if it is to impact our life, and it must be lived out to be truly understood. Feel free to contact us if we can help you!
Chuck Askew is the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at North Carolina State University and Meredith College. Chuck is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but became involved with RUF in his time at the University of Florida and spent 2 years as an intern with RUF at Mississippi State. After those two years, Chuck went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson to get a Masters of Divinity. While there, he met his lovely wife Lauren, originally from Syracuse, New York, who was in the Marriage and Family Therapy program of RTS. After graduating in 2005, Chuck and Lauren moved to Conway, South Carolina to start the RUF at Coastal Carolina University (CCU). After four years at CCU, Chuck was called to serve as the RUF campus minister at North Carolina State University and has been happily serving students here since 2009. Lauren and Chuck have three children, Charlie, Norah and Sam.
Andrew Collins is the RUF intern at NC State. Andrew grew up in Lexington, KY before going to college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Andrew quickly found RUF during his freshman year at UAH and never looked back, as God used RUF time and time again to draw Andrew closer to Himself. In his free time, Andrew enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, ultimate, spikeball, volleyball, and pretty much any other outdoor activity or sport.