A sought-after teacher, preacher, and retreat leader, you will always find Ruth teaching and leading the Transforming Center’s two-year Transforming Community experience and other events—such as the Pursuing God’s Will Together Discernment Summit for Leaders and Becoming a Transforming Church retreats and programs. Although she has limited availability for outside travel and speaking, she does give prayerful consideration to requests from pastors and leaders who have participated in a Transforming Community and are seeking to bring what they have learned back to their communities, as well as strategic opportunities with national conferences, denominational gatherings, ministry organizations, and academic institutions. 

upcoming speaking events

Jan 8-10, 2019
Salvation Army Territorial Officers' Retreat
Hershey, PA

January 24, 2019
Dominican Center Public Conversation
on Spiritual Practices

Grand Rapids, MI

January 25-26, 2019
Calvin Symposium on Worship
Grand Rapids, MI

February 15-16, 2019
Compassion International Board Retreat
San Diego, CA

March 5-6, 2019
Vineyard USA Leadership Retreat
Chicago Area

March 26, 2019
United Methodist Churches of Indiana:
Life Together 2019 Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Sep 24, 2019
Wesley Seminary Public Lecture
Marian, IN

Sep 25, 2019
Wesley Seminary DMin in Spiritual Formation Residency
Marian, IN


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