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Interim Campus Ministry Associate
As an RUF Campus Minister Associate at the University of Delaware, Joey Barnet is looking forward to bringing years of college teaching, doctoral study, and seminary studies to bear on his ministry. Along with wife Ruth and 4-month-old Grace, moving back to Delaware will mean a return to family near Silver Spring, Maryland as well as a return to his first spiritual home of RUF. It was through RUF at University of Maryland College Park that Joey “stumbled across” a campus minister who first shared the Gospel and the doctrines of grace with him. After graduating with a degree in psychology and pre-medical concentration, he continued involvement with RUF as an alumni and met his wife at an RUF event he had helped organize.
While interning with RUF was first considered by Joey five years ago, he realized that the demands of his PhD program in experimental psychology at East Tennessee State University would make it wiser to wait. Now, he’s thrilled to be able to apply his gifts in a new way to campus ministry and vocational ministry beyond as he continues classes at Reformed Theological Seminary (D.C. campus). When Joey isn’t preparing to defend his dissertation, he is hiking in new places with his family, reading philosophy, getting up to his family’s home in Vermont, or playing Super Smash Bros. He’s also fluent in Spanish, a little in German, and his absolute favorite food is home-smoked BBQ!