Brooks was born in Texas (woo!) and grew up in Nashville, TN. During his first year at the University of Tennessee he met his one-day-wife Meredith. Brooks came to college as a new Christian seeking answers and Meredith came to college looking for a good community. They found both in RUF.
After they graduated, they got married and moved to Nashville, TN for Brooks to work as an intern with RUF at Vanderbilt University. After three years they moved to St. Louis, MO for Brooks to get a pastoral degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and for Meredith to style hair. Upon graduation, Brooks and Meredith moved to Houston to begin work with RUF at the University of Houston.
Meredith loves Oreo's, watches the show Outlander, is an avid reader, knows more about football than most people, and has an artsy flair when it comes to design.
Brooks loves Harry Potter, watches all things super heroes, is a die-hard gym rat, drinks more coffee than water, and would get into a conversation with a brick wall if he could.
This is Isaiah’s second year in Houston. Born in Cleveland, raised in Dallas, Isaiah went to high school in Northern Virginia and was accepted into Virginia Tech in 2011 with the intent to pursue a major in Chemistry. After realizing that Chemistry was not meant to be, he took a break from school before coming back and falling in love with English Literature.
During the first several years, Isaiah bounced around several campus ministries before finding a strong community in RUF his Junior Year willing to walk alongside him and help him come to terms with his struggles through the gospel. Wanting to help others do the same, he applied for the RUF internship, got the job, and got shipped to Houston after graduating to love the students as best as he can.
Isaiah is a lover of the finer things in life: dipping sauces, memes, sports, reading, and video games. You can find him drinking tea at Cougar Grounds, exploring BBQ joints and food trucks, and trying to blend in with the students at the Student Center. You can also find him trying (and failing) to spike the volleyball on Fridays at the Rec or trying his best to ball on the basketball courts.