Tom Hart is the RUF Campus Minister at East Carolina University. Tom was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. While studying at the University of Georgia, he got involved with RUF, where he encountered Jesus for the first time. He also met his wife, Chané, in history class, who is originally from South Africa but grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. After college, Tom served as an RUF intern at Auburn University from 2008 to 2011, where he developed a deep love for college ministry. Having spent three years in the Midwest while Tom earned a Master’s of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, the Harts were thrilled to move back to the South, where boiled peanuts and sweet tea are easier to come by. Tom and Chané spend most of their free time thoroughly enjoying their four children, Simon (born in 2012), Ragan (born in 2014), Bauer (born 2016) and Catherine (born 2018).
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our newest intern, Joanna Disch, to ECU RUF!!! Joanna will graduate from Baylor in May and will officially join our staff on June 1st.
Fast Facts About Joanna
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Pet: Australian Shepherd named Braxton (who’s coming with her next year too!!)
Favorite food: chocolate ice cream with peanut butter cups, or sweet potatoes depending on her mood.
Unpopular opinion: Cereal is for sure a soup
Song that will always bop: Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift or Mr. Brightside
Fun fact: she has worn a wolf T-shirt every Wednesday for the past 5 years without missing a single week!