As a Christian ministry at USAFA, we strive to reach cadets with the good news of Jesus Christ, equip cadets to grow in their faith, and deploy cadets into the Air Force as servant leaders. RUF seeks to be a Christ-centered community that is honest, authentic, and real. We strive to know one another (the good and the bad), love one another (deeply and truly), and restore one another (graciously and boldly). 

Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we do not wish to pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of personal or religious background. RUF exists for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, and cynical. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us. We would love to get to know you!


Virtual Theology Talks

Mondays at 1900 via Zoom

contact Jeff Kreisel for the Zoom link (

Small Group: "Reimagining the Christian Life"

Wednesdays at 1900

Arnold Hall

contact Jeff Kreisel for more info (

Small Group: "Engaging (our) Skepticism"

Wednesdays at 1900

Exemplar Hall

contact C1C Rick Miles for more info (

Small Group: "The Parables of Jesus"

Wednesdays at 1900

Exemplar Hall

contact C2C Andrew Clapp for more info (

RUF Worship Nights

Fridays at 1800 (every other week)

Forestgate Presbyterian Church

Shuttle pickup at 1745

Free dinner at 1800

Worship at 1830. 

A RUF Run Club

Thursdays at 1800

meet in Arnold Hall lobby

leisurely run and discussion with Jeff.

Additional Resources

Falcon RUF Interest Survey here

Jeff Kreisel

When asked where he is from, Jeff responds with a resounding “Merica!” Raised in an Army family, Jeff has lived everywhere from Virginia to Alaska, Kentucky to Kansas, and Georgia to Germany. Jenn, on the other hand, is a Texan through and through! The two met while students at Baylor University where they were actively involved with RUF. Shortly after graduating in 2007, they were married and moved to Maine, where Jeff began an eight-year career in the United States Air Force as an Airfield Operations Officer. The Air Force would then take them on a wild ride around the world, including 5 moves and 2 deployments.

The Lord graciously used these experiences to reveal a passion in their hearts for full-time ministry, so with joyful trepidation, Jeff separated from the Air Force to attend Redeemer Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity. In addition, Jeff serves as a Chaplain (Major) in the Army Reserves. For fun, the Kreisels enjoy traveling so Jeff can collect cheesy fridge magnets, snowboarding trips so Jenn can lounge in the lodge, and family movie nights with their four amazing kids (Abby Jo, Ruth, Betsie, and Philip)! The Kreisels endeavor to reach, equip, and deploy cadets into a hurting world with the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ.