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Wilson Van Hooser is from Montgomery, Alabama and is the middle child of three boys. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he played football. He graduated from Tulane in 2013 and transferred to play his last football season at Troy University in the Fall of 2013. In 2014, he had the opportunity to play for four months with the New England Patriots and another four months with the Boston Brawlers. It was during this time that he sensed more of the call to ministry. In 2015, he married Grace and they moved to the Boston area to go to seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Grace also went to Tulane In 2016, they decided to transfer to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated in December 2020. For four and a half years, Wilson was the Director of Youth Ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in the Jackson area. They have a one year old son named Knox. The Van Hoosers love food, Premier League soccer (Go Manchester City!), college and pro football, board games, large dogs, and whatever is on Netflix.
Helena is from Richmond, VA and attended Virginia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting. Helena does not like to read the Internal Revenue Code for fun, but she does like to swing dance, play sports, and jam with musical instruments even if she's not very good. RUF was such a significant part of her college experience that she decided to join the team as an intern. It was through the ministry of RUF where she built life-long friendships, witnessed God transform lives, and felt the Lord calling her to full-time ministry.