RUF @ College of William & Mary

Ben Robertson is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL, and graduate of both Covenant College and Covenant Theological Seminary. Dawn is a native of Virginia and an alum of Virginia Commonwealth University where she majored in Art Education. Ben and Dawn moved to Williamsburg in the summer of 2006, for Ben to become RUF Campus Minister at College of William & Mary. Ben & Dawn have four children, and the Robertson family is an integral part of Grace Covenant’s church family. 


web: RUF @ William & Mary

Chelsea Kelly

RUF @ college of william & mary,

Chelsea grew up in Iowa City, IA and is a graduate of Northwestern University. Following college, Chelsea served as an RUF Intern at the University of Nebraska, and earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. After a season as RUF campus staff at Mary Baldwin University, Chelsea moved to Williamsburg in June 2020 to join the RUF Ministry team at College of William & Mary.


Chelsea is a member of our Grace Covenant family. She loves cooking and baking for people, reading any and every good book, watching college football, and going to art museums.


web: RUF @ William & Mary

Peter & Sarah Lyon

RUF @ christopher newport university

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 number of years working 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.

Peter and Sarah have two wonderful children, Wesley and Mina, and a cat named Alex the Cat. They love cooking, and exploring new places, Sarah loves running long distances, and taking pictures and Peter enjoys... most things honestly, but lately soccer, golf and gardening.


web: RUF @ Christopher Newport

Connor clark


Connor is a native of Virginia Beach, and graduate of College of William & Mary. After serving an internship with InterVarsity, Connor returned to Williamsburg in 2017 to serve as an IV staff member, eventually assuming the reigns as IV Campus Minister, taking over for long-time InterVarsity Campus Ministry Director Marty Purks. 

In 2021 Connor also accepted the role of Coastal Virginia Area Ministry Director. Connor will be supervising the ministry of  InterVarsity at William & Mary, Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, and Virginia Peninsula Community College; and working to plant new ministries at Hampton University, Norfolk State University, and Virginia Wesleyan University.


web: InterVarsity @ Wiiliam & Mary

cayla sherrell Ball

ruf @ James madison university

Cayla, born and raised in Northern Virginia, was an active with both RUF and the Grace Covenant family during her days as a student at College of William & Mary. Cayla graduated from the William & Mary with a B.S. in Physics and Sustainability, and minored in Process Management and Consulting,


It was through RUF that Cayla experienced an outpouring of love through a community centered around the Gospel. Through the relationships with her own interns, and the hunger to continue growing in God's word, Cayla decided to pursue an internship with RUF after graduating in 2016. After serving as an intern for two years, Cayla has continued ministering to students at JMU as Campus Staff. Caylahas also recently married, to Michael Paul Ball, in December 2020


web: RUF @ James Madison University

catherine (cook) Perkins

Ruf @ Harvard university

Catherine, a graduate of Harvard University, served a season as RUF Intern at College of William & Mary. During her time in Williamsburg, Catherine was a much loved and active member of our Grace Covenant family. Subsequent to her time at William & Mary, Catherine returned to New England to study at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and to join the RUF ministry team at her alma mater, Harvard University. 


web: RUF @ Harvard

RUF CHapters

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) has Chapters on nearly 150 Campuses in the USA ... if you want to locate any of those Ministries, go the the RUF National Website

     then select "CAMPUS" and use the Interactive Map to locate the Campus of interest.