A Christian Campus ministry with a heart for the Gospel and a heart for VCU. 

Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. At RUF, we don't pretend to have it all together. We are people in need of God's grace. Consequently, all are welcome to be part of our group, regardless of belief or background. 

Whether you are convinced or unconvinced, we invite to join us in exploring how the love of God, shown in the person and work of Jesus, changes everything for ourselves and our campus.


Online Community Group

8PM Mondays 

Link in the GroupMe

In Person Community Group

7PM Tuesdays 

Meet at the Compass

Wednesday Lunch


At the Commons Tent

Additional Resources

Click here to join us online or in person for small groups this semester! 

Students can join our GroupMe conversations here

Supporters can subscribe to the newsletter here 


Peter Lyon

Peter grew up in the city of Philadelphia, and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in History. At Penn State he met his wife (and best friend) Sarah, who graduated with a degree in Photography in 2008. They were married quickly after school, and moved back to the Philadelphia area. After a working too many jobs in too many different fields, Peter felt the call to ministry and from 2014-2019 he worked at Covenant Church in Doylestown, PA while simultaneously completing a Masters of Divinity at Missio Seminary. The Lyon family moved to Richmond and VCU in July 2019 and have fallen in love with their new home.

Peter and Sarah have two wonderful children, Wesley and Mina, and a golden retriever named Mac. They love cooking, and exploring new places, Sarah loves running marathons, and taking pictures and Peter enjoys walking, disc golf, and gardening.