UGA RUF Staff

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Rev. Ben Coppedge

Campus Minister

 
 
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Caysie Ashton

Girls Intern

 
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Trevor Heffner

Guys Intern

Ben is the campus minister at UGA RUF.  He's from Marietta, GA and went to school at the University of Georgia.  It was during the tail end of his undergrad years that God grabbed a hold of him and brought him to new life in Jesus.  Also during his ten years in Athens, he went to grad school, served as an RUF intern, and began what his future wife, Anna, would later describe as an "awkward" and “ambiguous” friendship with her (but hey, it worked out).   After finishing his RUF internship, he moved to Philadelphia to attend Westminster Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.  Anna and Ben have been married 7 years and share their lives with their three incredible "chublets"—Eli (4.5),  Addie (3), and Noah (1.5).  From 2013 to 2017 they had the privilege of serving students at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, New Mexico through RUF. They're excited to be in Athens again and are eager to see the great things the Lord will do at UGA through RUF. You can reach Ben at 706-372-4627 or Ben.Coppedge@ruf.org.

 

Caysie originally hails from Omaha, Nebraska and spent her college years at the University of Kentucky--go cats! She studied Integrated Strategic Communication and Spanish, ¡qué chido! She loves college students and knows they need Jesus as much as she does, so she’s excited to be serving with UGA RUF and walking with students towards Jesus. Caysie loves Cookout milkshakes, Lucky Charms, and cherry Icees. She’s always up for watching a sunset and loves the experience of doing something she’s never done before. Caysie is ready to cheer on all the Georgia sports--Go Dawgs! If you’re reading this, she wants to meet you! You can reach Caysie at 402-889-3163 or Caysie.Ashton@ruf.org.

 

Trevor was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Trevor went on to graduate from Appalachian State University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice to prepare  for a career in law enforcement. It was during his time in App State's RUF that he saw the importance of learning how to care for the community he was a part of before starting his career in law enforcement. This, and the amazing community he found in RUF, was what led him to do the RUF Internship.  He enjoys cooking, binge watching Friends, anything with a Frisbee, and college football!  He's pumped for his next two years getting to know and serve the students at UGA.  Hit Trevor up to hangout or go throw the frisbee! You can reach Trevor at 704-773-3214 or Trevor.heffner@ruf.org.