Welcome to RUF at Penn State! We are all part of this big campus and everything it has to offer, yet we all need a smaller more personal place to belong. In the first century Jesus invited people with a love that had never been seen bfore. At RUF, we explore this unique love of Jesus and look to experience his love in community together. We welcome students from all backgrounds who are looking to grow in their faith or investigate biblical Christianity. 


Large Group

Thursdays at 7:15 p.m.

Frizzell Memorail Room in the Pasquerilla Center (Next to Forum)

Small Groups

Throughout the week

We offer small groups during the week (freshmen, sophomore-senior, girls groups, and guys groups. If you would like more information on a small group, please contact Cam at cam.smith@ruf.org. 

Prayer Group

Fridays at 12pm

Contact cam.smith@ruf.org for more information

Additional Resources

Listen to our podcast!

Cam Smith

Cam Smith grew up in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 2008. Both he and his wife became Christians in RUF at their respective colleges. His wife Kaela grew up in Bradenton, FL and the two met halfway in the state of South Carolina. At that time Kaela was a student at Erskine College where Cam was an RUF intern. They spent their first years of marriage in Saint Louis, MO while Cam attended Covenant Seminary (2010-2013). They have three children Zoe (b. 2013), Lucy (b. 2015), and Penn (b. 2019). Cam served as the RUF campus minister at Carson-Newman from 2014-2019. Cam started at Penn State since 2019.

Calais Eledui

Calais was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. The youngest behind three boys, Calais spent most of her younger years investing in the community around Huntsville. In May 2020, Calais graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with her B.A. in public relations writing.

During her freshman year of college, Calais experienced discipleship and mentorship for the first time through her intern. This was the first time in her life that someone intentionally pursued her and it completely changed her life. Over the next four years, God used RUF to bring her into a deeper and more personal relationship with Himself and taught her what true and real gospel community could look like. In her free time, Calais loves watercoloring, flowers, photography, listening to music, coffee shops, and just all those good vibes.