Welcome to RUF at Rice University! We are a student organization that seeks to share the light and life of Jesus with the larger campus community. This is a place for any student, regardless of background, belief, or lifestyle to come and consider the claims of the Bible within a diverse community of people.
Broun grew up right here in Houston and attended the University of Texas where he met his wife Latane, also a Houston native. Prior to serving with RUF, Broun worked as a youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church also in Houston, TX for 4 years. Broun has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. The Stacy's have four children: Georgia, Nathanael, Pearce, and London. Some common family activities include swimming, cheering for the Longhorns, playing basketball, reading, dancing, golfing, and eating Chickfila.
Joshua grew up in Bryan, Texas as the son of a Pastor and the oldest of five kids. Before the internship, he attended Texas A&M and was involved with RUF there as a student. After graduating with a degree in management from the Mays Business School, Joshua decided to sign on as an RUF intern because of the incredibly positive impact that RUF had on him while he was a college student. Joshua loves soccer, basketball, swimming, reading, and hanging out. He is also a big fan of Chick-fil-A!
Olivia grew up in Houston, Texas with her parents and two younger brothers. Previous to the internship, she studied English with a focus in literature at Texas A&M University. RUF was a part of her life throughout her time at A&M, and she is delighted to further be a part of the community. In her free time, Olivia enjoys writing, singing, listening to music, reading, and traveling to and exploring new places whenever she can. She values pursuing relationships with the people in her life, allowing her to learn more about both them and herself and enabling her to better understand the purpose and blessing of fellowship.