Welcome to RUF Hawai'i! RUF is a student organization that seeks to spread the Gospel—the good news of Jesus Christ—through ourselves and into the campus by word, deed, and lifestyle. We believe the gospel is what brings about personal change, social healing, and cultural renewal. We would love for you to come check us out!
Once a month, 7PM. (8/30, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22)
at Harbor Church Honolulu (423 Kamakee St.)
Tuesdays, 12 or 1:30pm
at Campus Center Dining 203E
You can choose either one based on your lunch schedule!
Thursdays at 6:30pm
at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Pastor John is from Los Angeles and attended UCLA. He met Eunice, a local Hawaii girl, on the east coast while attending seminary. After graduating from Westminster Seminary California, they served at a church in Los Angeles and most recently, as missionaries in China. They have two daughters: Olivia and Riley. John loves the Lakers, the outdoors, epic movies, quality TV shows, SPAM, and reading good books.
Andrew Kawata was born and raised on the island of Oahu. He grew up in Pearl City and Kapolei. He graduated Kapolei High School then attended to Kapiolani Community College. After Getting his prerequisites and associates degree, He attended University of Hawaii at Manoa to obtain a degree in Travel Industry Management. Andrew likes to hike, hangout with friends, read, watch excellent movies, and eat Japanese food.
Mari Nordeen is from Washington State and is a true Pacific Northwestern! She graduated from Ferndale High School and Whatcom Community College before moving to Oahu to study political science and dance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Most of Mari's favorite activities include anything outdoors! Hiking, surfing, spikeball, or just reading a book on the porch. She also enjoys watching movies/shows, going to coffee shops, and trying new things!
Above all, God has shown her that He loves fully and wants to be known by His people. She has found that the best way to be closer to God is to know and serve His people. RUF was a huge part of her experience at UH and she is so excited to continue her journey with RUF Hawaii as the intern!