Staff

Meet the Campus Minister:

Vinnie Athey grew up in Annandale, Virginia, a few miles outside of Washington D.C. He attended Virginia Tech for undergrad where he studied Journalism. After college, Vinnie spent two years as the RUF intern at the University of Florida. Molly, his wife and native of Hattiesburg, MS, did the RUF internship at Florida State during that time which is how they met.

Vinnie and Molly got married in January of 2014 and quickly moved up to Charlotte, NC where Vinnie attended Reformed Theological Seminary, receiving his Masters of Divinity in 2017. They are both thrilled to be in Huntsville and to be able to serve RUF at UAH. They currently have no kids and no pets but they do have a love for the outdoors.

Contact Info: vinnie.athey@ruf.org// 571.212.8567

 


Meet the Interns:

Emily Seligson

Emily Seligson grew up in Orlando, FL and received her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical from the University of Central Florida in 2018. Her experiences from her four years involved in RUF, which provided a beautiful source of community and growth in her life, cultivated in her a mindset for missions and a heart for discipleship. 

These are a few of her favorite things: soccer & volleyball, giraffes, dad jokes, Napoleon Dynamite, and High School Musical marathons with her pals.

Contact Info: emily.seligson@ruf.org// 407.575.6828‬
  

Patrick Smith

Cat and movie enthusiast. Part-time book reader, full-time music listener. Favorite movies include Night of the Living Dead (1968), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Favorite books include The Bible (duh), House of Leaves, and Speak. He has never been to nor has any family in Chicago, yet still maintains that he is a Chicago Cubs fan. In his previous job, a photo of Nicholas Cage was taped in the ceiling above his desk where Cage would always watch over his work. He dreams of writing and editing movies one day. He is the most averagely interesting man in America.

Contact Info: patrick.smith@ruf.org// 205.396.5753