Whether you're a new student at Purdue or have been a Boilermaker for a while, we welcome you to check out RUF. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place for you to explore Christianity and grow in your understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others at Purdue. We seek to be an outward-facing community centered on Jesus & His Gospel. We are on the campus, for the campus. Take a look around to find out more about who we are and how you can get involved with our ministry. Feel free to contact our staff with any questions!


Guys Small Group, Hymns for Hims with Alex & Josh

Mondays at 7:30pm 

at 707 Hayes Street, West Lafayette

Girls Small Group, Esther & Ruth with Kaity & Jess

Tuesdays at 7:00pm 

at Avenues South #621

Guys Small Group, Ecclesiastes: Living Life Backward with Caleb, Kyle, & Nathan

Thursdays at 7pm 

at Faith West 406

Girls Small Group, Encountering Jesus in John with Carrie & Amy

Thursdays at 7pm 

in Village West, Apartment 226

Co-Ed Prayer Groups

Mondays at 12:30pm in Recitation 108,

Thursdays at 1:30pm in Stanley Coulter G032.

Curtis McDaniel

Curtis McDaniel grew up in the South in the states of Alabama and Tennessee. He attended several different schools in college, but finally graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in History. At UF, he became involved in RUF and caught a passion for ministering to students. After college, he went to Covenant Theological Seminary and graduated with his M.Div in 2009. During his time there, he married Margaret whom he had met through RUF at UF. After graduation, God opened a door to serve as an assistant and eventually associate pastor at a church in Savannah, GA (Grace Church of the Islands). While he was called primarily to work with middle and high school students, he had a broad array of experience in pastoral ministry. In 2013, the Lord opened a door for them to work with RUF at Purdue University. They are excited about the opportunity to love the students at Purdue and to share with them the hope of the Gospel. They have been blessed with two daughters, Anna (born 02/2013) and Katherine ("Kate", born 03/2015), and one son, Drew (born 04/2018). In his free time, Curtis likes reading books, biking to work, watching & playing sports (Go Gators!) and watching a good movie/TV show.

Morgan Watkins

Morgan was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina where she grew up in the church. When it came time to choose a school, she chose to stay close to home at East Carolina University. In her free time she loves to be on the water sailing, swimming, or relaxing.

Upon joining RUF, she found herself challenged to think about her faith in ways she never had before. She enjoyed the close, Christian community she found at ECU and decided to be an intern to help others discover that community the same way Morgan’s intern helped her.