John Mark Scruggs                                        CAMPUS MINISTER

John Mark grew up in Tupelo, MS. After graduating from Ole Miss, he moved to St. Louis, MO to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. There he met Caroline Lamberth, who was also attending Covenant. After graduating John Mark and Caroline moved to Chattanooga at the end of May to work for RUF at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. John Mark and Caroline have two kids-Mary Margaret and Jack. 


Caroline Scruggs                                       RUF STAFF 

Caroline was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and attended Texas A&M University. After graduating from college, Caroline moved back to Dallas and worked on staff with the student ministries at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. In 2009, she moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, and there met John Mark. They both graduated in 2013, and moved to Chattanooga to begin working with RUF at UTC. They have two great kids- Mary Margaret and Jack. 

Melissa Giddens (RUF STAFF) grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. War Eagle! I enjoy crafting, any type of music, and cooking. RUF was a huge part of my life in college, and a constant reminder that I continually need God's grace. I am so excited that my RUF journey gets to continue at UTC!