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. 


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Caroline Scruggs (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. 


Nicole Gannaway (STAFF) grew up in Oxford, MS and stuck around to attend Ole Miss, graduating in 2015.  She majored in Business Management but experienced frequent crises of whether or not to change her major to something she actually like; she did not because she is lazy.  While at Ole Miss, she became involved in RUF.  It was through this involvement that she developed a deeper understanding of the absolute sinfulness of her heart and the beautiful grace of God.  Because of the way she felt so loved by her peers, interns, campus minister, and God, she decided to continue her journey with RUF. 

Jacob Matthews (INTERN) was born and spent all of his childhood years in and around Chattanooga.  As a child Jacob enjoyed playing soccer, watching all types of sports, and hanging with his friends and family.  After high school, he attended Georgia Southern University and graduated with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.  He got involved with RUF during his time at Georgia Southern and it was a place where he felt like he could be his true self and still be shown love by those around him.  These days, Jacob enjoys playing and watching pretty much any sport, watching movies with friends, geeking out over professional werstling, and hanging with his wife, Sarah Beth.