Our Staff

Sam Taaffe | Campus Minister 

Sam is a native of Dublin, Ireland, but has lived most of his life in the Southeastern US. He attended the University of Georgia, and graduated in 2006. Upon graduating from college, Sam had the pleasure of serving as an RUF intern at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). It was during this time that he met his future wife, Anne (a native of Lexington, KY and graduate of Auburn University), who was serving as the RUF intern at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After finishing up his internship at Ole Miss, Sam moved to Jackson, MS to attend Reformed Theological Seminary and work with college students at Millsaps College. Sam and Anne got married in June 2011, and have three boys, Finn (4), Charlie (3), and Patrick (7 months). After Sam graduated from RTS with a Maseters in Divinity, Sam and Anne served with RUF at Middle Tennessee State University for four years (2013-2017). In the summer of 2017, they moved to Lexington to begin working with RUF at UK. When they are not at home or on campus you can find them hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, playing board games or grilling out. Sam and Anne also love going to concerts and watching tv shows. 

Click here to support Sam. 

769-233-4308 | sam.taaffe@ruf.org 

Caroline White | Campus Staff 

Caroline grew up in Lexington, KY and then moved to Dallas, Texas to attend SMU, where she studied communications and psychology, and found and fell in love with the RUF ministry as a freshman. After graduating in 2013, Caroline worked for 3 years with RUF as an intern at Mississippi State University. She then returned to Lexington in 2016 to work as RUF Campus Staff at UK, directing women's ministry. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies part-time from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Caroline loves Lexington, drinking coffee all day, The Office, movie nights, road trips, and being on her front porch. 

Click here to support Caroline. 

859-333-8536 | caroline.white@ruf.org

Wilson Jamison | Intern 

Wilson was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College. During his time at BSC he was involved with RUF, pursued a business degree, played baseball and learned how to play guitar. After graduating in May 2016, he felt called to become a part of the ministry that was so instrumental to his faith and applied for the RUF internship. He is excited to be working at UK! 

Click here to support Wilson. 

205-540-0369 | wilson.jamison@ruf.org 

Grace Ann Rothwell | Intern

Grace Ann spent her childhood moving around the country and even across the Atlantic Ocean before her family settled down in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She attended Texas Christian University where she pursued a degree in writing. Her freshman year, she got involved with RUF and found community and a sweet picture of God’s faithfulness. Grace Ann loves warm drinks, Parks & Rec, hiking, baking chocolate chip cookies, and crafting stories on her typewriter.

Click here to support Grace Ann. 

479-420-4420 | graceann.rothwell@ruf.or