John Craft- RUF Campus Minister
John grew up in Memphis, TN. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, where he studied Philosophy and Film Studies, he moved to Athens, GA to complete a two year internship with RUF at the University of Georgia. While at RUF intern training, he met his wife, Leigh, who was also a RUF intern at Winthrop University. They married and moved to St. Louis, MO to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. After graduating and working with college students in St. Louis, John and Leigh moved to Chattanooga, TN to work for RUF at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. After 7 years, they moved to Memphis to work with college students at Rhodes College.
Phone: (423) 322-2157
Leslie Janikowsky- RUF Staff
Leslie is originally from Bowie, MD. After graduating from the University of Virginia, where she studied International Relations and English, she moved to Memphis to work for RUF at Rhodes. She is starting her 6th year working with RUF at Rhodes. She worked for three years as an intern and became full time campus staff in 2014. Leslie is also pursing her masters in counseling at the University of Memphis. She drinks an insane amount of coffee and loves working with Rhodes students and RUF Rhodes.
Phone: (301) 523-3799
Cameron Brown- RUF Intern
Cameron is originally from Tampa, FL. After graduating from the University of Virginia, where he studied Religious Studies and Economics, he moved to Memphis to work for RUF at Rhodes. He is starting his second year with RUF and plans to attend seminary after the internship. Cameron loves sports and enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, racquetball, or spikeball with students. He also loves trying out all the BBQ restaurants in Memphis with students.
Phone: (813) 731-8602
Samira Chambers- RUF Intern
Samira is originally from Chattanooga, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, where she studied English Education. While at UTC, she met and married her husband, Jack. Samira and Jack moved to Memphis where she works for RUF at Rhodes. She is also pursing a masters degree in Art History at the University of Memphis. She loves her dog, Tulu (who you will hear about a lot), reading mysteries, and going to her favorite cupcake shop, Muddy's, with students.
Phone: (423) 504-0196