RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) is a campus ministry at UAH that desires to be a community that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and his church.
RUF exists to be a rest stop for the weary and a safe place for the unconvinced. Regardless of your background or beliefs, personal convictions or deep-seated doubts, RUF is a place for you to explore the truth claims of the bible and grow in your understanding of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow Him.
Alumni: we're celebrating 10 years of RUF on UAH's campus and we'd love to connect! Fill out our quick alumni survey here.
Vinnie grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010. After college, he did the RUF internship at the University of Florida and met his lovely wife Molly, who was the RUF intern at Florida State. They got married in 2014 and moved to Charlotte, NC where Vinnie earned his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (2014-2017). The Atheys are excited God has called them to Huntsville, AL (AKA “The Rocket City”) to serve at UAH. Vinnie enjoys running, listening to music, and annually getting his heart broken by DC sports teams. Molly is an avid horticulturist and lover of Chacos. The Athey's son Rhys was born in 2017 and enjoys laughing and throwing things on the ground!
Scott graduated from Wheaton College (IL) in May of 2019 with his bachelor's degree in Communication. During his time at Wheaton, Scott was a member of the Men's Glee Club and performed with composer, John Nelson and Singer/songwriter, Michael W. Smith. Scott is a self-proclaimed "coffee snob" and enjoys patronizing specialty roasters from across the country. In his free time, he enjoys primping his beard, reading theology and church history and he hopes to attend seminary upon the completion of his internship with RUF. Please pray for Scott as he raises support, grows in grace, and ministers to students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Joy graduated with a degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, "Gig'em Aggies". She is originally from Egypt, and moved to Texas when she was 16 years old. Joy enjoys being outside, hosting people, making coffee, and baking yummy treats. Joy has been living in the south which contributes to her quick deep love to watching football especially Aggie football. She is so excited about the opportunity to be able to minister to students through RUF, as it was a big part of her college years.