I, like many other Rupps around here, was born and raised in Archbold, Ohio (and since this is the most common question I get asked -- I pronounce it "roop"). While I have bounced around to many midwestern states and universities over the years, I have always been drawn to the community at Taylor and the ways God is radically moving in the midst of His people on this campus. Two of my biggest life philosophies are 1) give everything two sniffs, and 2) always be prepared to enter a body of water. In my free time, you can find me out for a run, goofing around with my little nephews, spending as much time in national parks as possible, drinking endless amounts of coffee, or playing games.
The more I work in this field, the more I realize how God is calling us to live in community with others, and what that looks like. My prayer and calling is to build a community that emulates the church in Acts - a group of people who fellowship together, give to anyone as they have needs, and share all the ups and downs of life together while being transformed daily by the power of the gospel. I consider it a huge privilege to be able to look for and call out potential that I see in young adults, and discover with them where God is leading them in the context of community life and higher education. My prayer is that we might invite one another into our brokenness and find healing and freedom in Christ together.