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Reformed University Fellowship - University of Maryland

RUF is the college ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  It seeks to be a ministry for the university, not just the university student. They strive to serve in this unique stage of a student’s life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life.

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Chris Garriot serves as the RUF campus minister at the University of Maryland.  Chris is in his 9th year as RUF Campus Minister at the University of Maryland. Chris grew up in the Baltimore area and graduated from Randallstown High where he was greatly impacted by the ministry of Young Life and his church youth ministry. After community college he finished his Civil Engineering degree from Geneva College. After working in transportation engineering for several years he began sensing God's call to go to seminary and study the Bible and theology. This call took him to Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Upon finishing his degree there, Chris taught Bible and coached baseball at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis. After recieving a call into church youth ministry Chris left St. Louis for the wind and plains of Oklahoma where he was the youth pastor at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City (1998-2006). Chris loves to play the guitar, read theology, watch and play sports, ski, hang out with students, discuss the big questions of l ife, take major road trips, camp and eat crabs. Childhood dream? Pitching for the Baltimore Orioles.

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