The Staff

Drew Burdette: Campus Minister

Drew, and his wife Jessica, were called to work with RUF at the University of Washington in 2012. Drew is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Although originally from South Carloina, Drew's love for coffee, the outdoors, and all things water, have made him fall in love with the city of Seattle. When he's not pastoring students at the UW, Drew loves to grill and eat delicious food, watch movies, hike, hang out with Jessica, and think of new ways to get Asa and Beau, their little boys, to crack up laughing...which isn't that difficult to do. 

Jessica grew up in Memphis, TN, and received her masters of Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. Jessica has a voracious... I mean voracious...sweet tooth and loves to cook and bake. The only thing that eclipses her love of all things sweet is her husband and her little boys, Asa and Beau. But don't let her hobbies fool you...Jessica loves to be active. She and the boys are always up for a walk at Greenlake and love when students come over for dinner. Friend her on Facebook and message her if you want to hang out. Don't be shy!

Paul Davis: Intern

Paul was born in Cambridge, England, while his father was there for graduate work. Unfortunately, he does not have dual citizenship. Most of his childhood was spent in Fargo, North Dakota – which really is that cold. Then his family moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania, and not even that managed to rid him of his preference for European chocolate. 

Paul went to the University of Pittsburgh for undergrad, and studied computer science. He quickly fell in love with the campus and the city, despite it having the most potholes per capita nationwide (according to him). It was through his time with RUF that Paul gained a deeper appreciation for the value of relationships and the importance of investing in others. 

Paul enjoys traveling, reading, concerts, watching movies, playing games (both video and board), and spending time in conversation. 

Paul loves being in Seattle and on the UW campus. He would love to meet up and get coffee with you.