Who We Are
Welcome. Regardless of your beliefs or your doubts, RUF is a place to explore Christianity and the radical declaration of God’s love. Our hope is for everyone to grow in their understanding of who Jesus is and all that He has come to do. We’d love for you to join us as we seek to understand what it means to love God and our neighbor. We invite you, no matter where you are in the process, to RUF.
Rev. Justin Westmoreland
Rev. Justin Westmoreland is our RUF Campus Minister. Justin grew up in Sherwood, Arkansas, and attended college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering with BioMedical Specialization. Through his involvement with RUF at SMU and attendance at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, he discovered the beautiful ways in which reformed theology best articulates the precious truths of scripture. Post-college, he served two years as a youth minister at a PCA church in Knoxville, TN where he met his wife, Meredith. Justin graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, and was called to be the RUF campus minister at the University of Tennessee - Martin from 2006-2011. Justin loves sports, especially college football. He also loves to eat, and, as a result, his other hobby is running. One “did you know” fact about Justin: he was once mistaken for a Super Bowl quarterback in a Charlotte, NC post office.
Justin and Meredith were married in June, 2003. Meredith is a native of Montgomery, AL. She attended the University of Montevallo for undergrad and the University of Tennessee for grad school. Meredith is a speech-language pathologist, but is currently taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom to the Westmorelands' small children -- Knox (born January '07), Owen (June '08), and Grace (November '09). Meredith loves traveling, running, shopping (especially at Target), blogging, and keeping up with and spending time with friends and family.