Rev. Sam Taaffe
RUF Director, university of kentucky
Sam is a native of Dublin, Ireland, but has lived most of his life in the Southeastern US. He attended the University of Georgia, and graduated in 2006. Upon graduating from college, Sam had the pleasure of serving as an RUF intern at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). It was during this time that he met his future wife, Anne (a native of Lexington, KY and graduate of Auburn University), who was serving as the RUF intern at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After finishing up his internship at Ole Miss, Sam moved to Jackson, MS to attend Reformed Theological Seminary and work with college students at Millsaps College. Sam and Anne got married in June 2011, and have three boys, Finn (4), Charlie (3), and Patrick (7 months). After Sam graduated from RTS with a Masters in Divinity, Sam and Anne served with RUF at Middle Tennessee State University for four years (2013-2017). In the summer of 2017, they moved to Lexington to begin working w ith RUF at UK. When they are not at home or on campus you can find them hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, playing board games or grilling out. Sam and Anne also love going to concerts and watching tv shows.