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Justin Smith is a native Texan originally from Arlington. He was very involved with RUF at Belmont University from which he graduated in 2007. After graduating and several odd jobs later (including working as a pre-school teacher, line cook, and landscaper) Justin met his wife Kathryn (a Vanderbilt grad and RUF intern) at RUF’s summer conference in 2010. A year later they were married and moved to Atlanta where Justin completed seminary at RTS Atlanta and Kathryn finished her Physician Assistant program at Mercer in 2016. Justin and Kathryn both love RUF and are excited about serving the students at UNT. They love listening to and talking about music, trying new foods, day hikes, having folks in their home, and the Texas Rangers (especially Adrian Beltre). They are also ready to try all the tacos in Texas!