Our Staff

We love meeting up with students! Feel free to contact us to set up a time to grab lunch or a cup of coffee or fill out this web form to have a member of our staff contact you.


  • Campus Minister: Curtis McDaniel

    Curtis grew up in the South in the states of Alabama and Tennessee. He attended several different schools in college, but finally graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in History. At UF, he became involved in RUF and caught a passion for ministering to students. After college, he went to Covenant Theological Seminary and graduated with his M.Div in 2009. During his time there, he married Margaret whom he had met through RUF at UF. After graduation, God opened a door to serve as an assistant and eventually associate pastor at a church in Savannah, GA (Grace Church of the Islands). While he was called primarily to work with middle and high school students, he had a broad array of experience in pastoral ministry. They were blessed there with the birth of their first child, Anna (02/2013). In 2013, the Lord opened a door for them to work with RUF at Purdue University. They are excited about the opportunity to love the students at Purdue and to share with them the hope of the Gospel. Since moving here, they were blessed with the birth of their second daughter, Kate (03/2015). In his free time, Curtis likes reading books, biking to work, watching & playing sports (Go Gators!) and watching a good movie/TV show.
  • Intern: Danielle Martin

    Danielle is from the mountains of southern Virginia and spent most of her life there, but she loves traveling to different places, trying new things, and meeting fascinating people. At the College of William & Mary she majored in English and nourished a love for the magic of words. Her favorite thing is sharing life with people (yes, book characters are included as people in her world) and watching their eyes light up as they discover with her both the things that matter most to them and why those things matter. In her free time... well, she's still learning the definition of free time. Please be her friend and teach her everything you know about it.
  • Intern: Ryan McFarlin

    Ryan hails from a small town in southwestern Iowa, which means he has a large soft spot for the Midwest. However, he loves to travel and seek out new adventures (a passion only fueled by a summer spent working for an NGO in northern India). Ryan is a recent graduate of Northwestern University (Go 'Cats!), where he majored in Religious Studies, minored in Legal Studies, and pursued a certificate program in Athletic Healthcare. Ryan is blessed to be joined in West Lafayette by his high-school sweetheart and now wife (!!!), Iris. Whenever possible, Ryan enjoys playing and watching sports, camping and hiking, trying new restaurants, reading an assortment of books, and making late-night dessert runs.