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Chuck Askew is the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at North Carolina State University and Meredith College. Chuck is from Atlanta, Georgia, became involved with RUF at the University of Florida and has been involved in campus ministry ever since. Chuck went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. While there, he met his lovely wife, Lauren, from Syracuse, New York, who was in the Marriage and Family Therapy program of RTS. After graduating in 2005, Chuck and Lauren moved to Conway, South Carolina, to start the RUF at Coastal Carolina University. After four years at Coastal, Chuck was called to serve as the RUF campus minister at North Carolina State University and has been running with the Pack since 2009. Lauren and Chuck have three children, Charlie, Norah, and Sam.
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Grace Valenti is the RUF Intern at Meredith College and NC State.
Grace grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and after graduating from the University of Florida in May 2019 (Go Gators!) felt drawn to continue to serve in RUF through the internship. On any given day, you can find Grace hanging out with people as often as possible while hopefully incorporating good food and walks with her dog.
Grace's Contact Information:
Phone: (863) 701-3726
Henry grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a major in Religious Studies and was blessed to be a part of the RUF community at UT all 4 years. God used RUF in Henry’s life to remind him that he has a great need for a Savior and a great Savior for his need, and he is excited to join the RUF community at NC State. Henry loves Chipotle, the Beatles, and books that include any of the following: theology, existentialism, or hobbits. He can’t wait to move to Raleigh to convince everyone that Goodreads is the greatest social media app, and more importantly, by God’s grace, to remind students at NC State of the beauty found in Christ.
Henry's Contact Information:
Phone: (615) 477-0761
My name is Georgia Upshaw! I grew up in Mississippi and I have really enjoyed living in Raleigh for the past year. You can find me playing spike ball, volleyball, rock climbing, going on a walk, exploring Raleigh, and hanging around Dorothea Dix. I love that I get to know each of you and walk alongside you during your college years! If you ever want to grab a cup of coffee, just let me know!
Georgia's Contact Information:
Phone: (601) 642-9298
Abby is one of six siblings to graduate from the University of Georgia. She received a degree in Biology with a Spanish Minor. After spending her freshman year on the UGA Women’s Tennis Team (Go Dawgs!), Abby was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). This caused her to take a year off of school before returning to spend her remaining three years with the other two-thirds of her triplet siblings. Abby always has time for a good prank and loves to do anything outdoors. You may find her walking her Hungarian Vizsla, Vinnie, running or doing yoga, sharing nacho tables, gardening, etc. Moving forward she is excited to see the avenues in which God chooses to use her to love the community of Meredith College!
Abby's Contact Information:
Phone: (229) 977-4083