Matt Howell: Campus Minister

Matt is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  He grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 where he studied Philosophy and Communication.  After graduation, Matt served as an intern with RUF at Louisiana State University for two years where he developed a heart for college students (and Cajun food).  It was during his internship that he met and married the RUF intern at Emory University, Kathryn, who hails from Memphis, TN and studied Religious Studies at Washington and Lee.  Matt served as the RUF campus minister at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC for 4 years before moving to Knoxville in 2013.  Matt and Kathryn have 2 wonderful children - Zoe Kate (born Sept of 2010) and Reid (born Dec of 2012).

matt.howell@ruf.org | 704.438.8025

Kathryn Howell: Campus Staff

After growing up in Memphis, TN, Kathryn attended Washington & Lee University. There she studied Religion, got involved with RUF, and tried to learn how to play the guitar and become outdoorsy (both unsuccessfully). After college, she interned with RUF at Emory University in Atlanta. During her internship, she met and dated and married the RUF intern at LSU (Matt!). They moved to Charlotte, where Matt attended RTS and Kathryn worked for Bank of America. When Matt was called to be the Campus Minister at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Kathryn also returned to vocational ministry with RUF there. They've been married since 2006 and together created 2 crazy yet cute kids, Zoe Kate and Reid.

kathryn.howell@ruf.org | 704.737.6300.

Ellie Stackhouse: Campus Staff

Ellie is a recent graduate from Wake Forest University (what in the world is a Demon Deacon?!) and she hails from Ft. Worth, Texas.  When she's not hanging out with college students, you can find her watching old movies, eating Chipotle, enjoying the mountains and/or making puns.  If you are a freshman girl or are new to RUF, Ellie would love to hang out and get to know you.

ellie.stackhouse@ruf.org | 817.223.0398 

Matt McCall: Intern

Matt grew up in Chattanooga, TN and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in psychology. He has been married to his wife Laura since June 2018. RUF made a big impact on Matt’s life during college, and he is excited for this opportunity to work as an intern at UT. When he’s not on campus, Matt is most likely to be found running through the woods, sipping a mug of coffee, or attempting to make something inspired by the Great British Baking Show.

matt.mccall@ruf.org | 423.508.5391

Walker Rose: Intern

Walker was born and raised in Hot Springs Arkansas and studied Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. It was in college where Walker felt called into ministry and ultimately was led to Reformed University Fellowship at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Walker enjoys hunting, camping, and Fortnite. 

walker.rose@ruf.org | 501.620.3008

McKenna Breedlove: Intern

McKenna grew up in Fort Worth, TX before heading off to college just around the corner at Texas Christian University. She graduated with a degree in Sports Psychology and a minor in Social Work. RUF was a big part of McKenna’s life during college, which had a lot to do with her coming to UTK to work for RUF. When she’s not hanging out with students you can find her watching This is Us, doing her nails, or on a walk! If you are a freshman girl or are new to RUF, McKenna would love to connect and get to know you. 

mckenna.breedlove@ruf.org | 817.313.0101