RUF is a student organization that seeks to share the light and life of Jesus with the larger campus community. It is a place for any student, regardless of background, belief, or lifestyle to come and discuss the claims of the Bible within a diverse community of people. College is a time in which many people are processing questions of purpose, life, and faith. We open the Bible weekly and sort through how scripture speaks into those questions.
RUF seeks to be a rest stop for tired Christians and a safe place for skeptics. We welcome and assume that in all of our meetings and events there are both Christians and non-Christians present. Come as you are. Be honest. Bring your doubts, hurts, shame, and sin- we want everyone to experience God’s rich grace, love, and compassion.
Crawford Stevener is a native Texan who went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where he met his wonderful wife Rachel. Upon graduation, they were married and moved to Dallas where Crawford worked as an analyst for a consulting firm in the banking industry. In 2010, Crawford and Rachel moved to Charlotte, NC where they attended Reformed Theological Seminary. Crawford received his Masters of Divinity and Rachel her Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. In 2013, Crawford became the RUF Campus Minister at Duke University in Durham, NC. After five years of ministering at Duke, the Steveners re-located to the San Francisco Bay Area to minister at Stanford! They have four spirited little girls - Ruthie, Lottie, Glory, and Eve.
Pretty much everyone in the Stevener family loves people, food, good conversations, and silliness.
Kathleen grew up in the heart of Orlando, Florida. She got plugged into RUF at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) during the first week of her freshman year, and her life was forever different! It was through RUF that she began to experience the transformative grace of the gospel in new ways--grace she's excited to share with Stanford students. After graduating with her Bachelor's in English in 2014, Kathleen moved to Rock Hill, SC, just south of Charlotte, NC, to work on staff with a church youth ministry. She loved her time with middle school and high school girls the last 5 years, but is thrilled for this new chapter with RUF at Stanford!
Kathleen loves everything about warm weather, and can't wait to be back in a sunnier state. Her current favorite hobbies include reselling thrifting finds and enjoying the library audiobook app. She loves coffee, a good podcast, card and board games, all things cooking and baking, and taking her dog, Ruth, for scenic walks.
Caroline graduated from Appalachian State University in 2019 with a degree in communications and a minor in philosophy. She's called a couple places home, including upstate South Carolina, St. Louis, and metro Atlanta, where her family lives now. She loves art, photography, and philosophy of art and photography. She watches enough hockey to worry her friends and family and enjoys hiking once she's actually on the trail. More than anything, Caroline's excited to love and learn from the students at Stanford for the next few years.
Andrew was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is the oldest of five sons. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. A true nerd who loves coding, he also enjoys choral music, road biking, hiking, sunsets, and playing volleyball, racquetball, and soccer. He eats lots of cereal, peanut butter, and ice cream (not together) and thinks himself a decent NES Tetris player.