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 three children, Simon (born in 2012), Ragan (born in 2014), and Bauer (born 2016).
Anna Grider was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Mississippi State University where she studied public relations, there she became involved in RUF. Due to the teaching at RUF and its strong community, Anna decided to become an RUF intern which is how she ended up in Greenville, NC.
Anna is known as an avid lover of pancakes, Harry Potter, board games, and useless movie trivia. You can generally find her reading, watching Netflix, playing spikeball, practicing ping-pong, throwing a frisbee, or petting other people's dogs.