Welcome to RUF at USA!

We are a diverse Christian ministry at South Alabama. Religious and non-religious are welcome as we hang out and figure out faith together.


Large Group

Mondays at 8pm

 in the Student Center Terrace Room

Small Groups & Other Events

Contact us to learn about small groups, social events, and more!

Additional Resources

Jacob's blog on work and rest:  https://jacobzoller.com

Jacob Zoller

Jacob did his undergrad at the University of Oklahoma, receiving a meaningless General Sciences degree. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He enjoys board games, documentaries, reading, productivity tips, and doing nothing with people and pets. He loves candy and desserts more than you do.

Jacob and Leigh met and married as RUF interns in 2010 and spent 5 years as the youth ministers at Fort Worth PCA. They have two silly, fun kids named George and Ellie, and two rambunctious schnauzers. They would all like to get to know you.

Marcus Nobles

Campus Ministry Assistant

Marcus Nobles was born in Birmingham, Alabama but has lived all over the world in a military family. Marcus has been singing in  choir and playing music since age 3. Joining the Army after high school, He moved to Mobile in 2008 to attend college at the University of South Alabama graduating with a degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Music. He has spent more than a decade leading music ministries and teaching music in the Mobile area. 

He is currently the Music Minister at Trinity Family Church and is a student at Reformed Theology Seminary, pursuing an MDiv.  He and his wife, Jessica, met while they were students at South. They have 2 daughters Amelia and Charlotte. Together, they have a passion for ministry and a love for the students of their Alma Mater.  

Jay Dial

Jay is from the city of Gadsden, Alabama, where he attended high school at Westbrook Christian School. In 2019, he graduated Jacksonville State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Film. He’s passionate about ministry and movies, and he’s incredibly excited to work as the RUF intern at South Alabama. Go Jags!

Jasmine Espinosa

Jasmine was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in August 2020 with a Bachelors in General Business Studies and a minor is Hospitality Management with two certificates, one in Club Management and the other in Meetings and Events. During her time at FAU, Jasmine was heavily involved in RUF and it quickly became her home and place of fellowship and community for her three years there. She grew immensely in her faith through the counseling and teaching of her campus minister and interns at FAU. She hopes that God will use her ministry at USA to help students grow in their faith and be an easily accessible friend in Christ to them.

In her free time, Jasmine enjoys being around people. Whether that’s hanging out with my friends and family or getting to know someone new. She also loves to read, go to the beach and watch Netflix. Jasmine is thrilled to spend her next few years in Mobile getting to know the students and growing in their faith together! Go jags!