Welcome to RUF Ole Miss. We are a campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) that welcomes students from any and all walks of life. Students from a wide variety of church and religious backgrounds are involved here at Ole Miss. We are here for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced."
Our ministry is centered upon the person and work of Christ. We believe the Christian life is not primarily about what we do, but rather who we are. RUF is focused on helping students learn to live all of life in light of God's Word and his work on their behalf.
God created us to live in relationship with himself and our fellow man. Unfortunately sin has wrecked our lives and relationships. It is our desire to help students understand and apply the redemptive work of God in their lives. We want to show students how they are to live in relationship with God and one another.
Brian was born and raised in Jackson, MS, and graduated from Ole Miss. After graduation, Brian worked for two years with RUF as an intern at Auburn University. He then married Liza (Thompson) and moved to Jackson to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. While in seminary, he worked with college students at First Presbyterian Church and Millsaps College. Upon completing seminary, Brian was ordained and moved to Starkville, MS to work with RUF at Mississippi State University. After 8 years serving as the campus minister at RUF MSU, they moved to Oxford, MS to work with RUF Ole Miss in the summer of ’17. They have three children Shelby, Annie and Clark.
Originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, Kaylee Epps graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2015 and has made Oxford her home ever since! Kaylee and her husband Bobby attend College Hill Presbyterian Church where Bobby serves as the Youth Director.
Ben graduated with a degree in Finance from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2019 and is excited to work for RUF in his home state. Ben grew up in Madison, Mississippi as the second oldest of six children. His interests include sports, backpacking/camping, music, coffee, and spending time with his friends and family.
Maddy grew up in Fort Smith, AR before heading to the University of Tulsa, where she received a BSBA in Computer Information Systems. She was highly impacted by the friendships and community she found in RUF during her four years of college and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for Ole Miss!