Ruth grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She came to Northwest Iowa to attend Dordt College. Following college Ruth worked for the Dordt College Printing Department as typesetter and layout artist. Once beginning a family, she began working at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center as the administrative assistant and was there for 25 years. She has worked in that same role at Bridge of Hope since 2012.
Ruth and husband Dave have lived in Sioux Center since marrying. They raised 3 kids who are now each raising families of their own—their oldest son Matt lives in Centennial, Colorado, with his wife and two sons; son Luke lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children; and their daughter Ellie and husband are raising their three kids in Sioux Center.
In her free time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being involved in church, various ministries, the community, traveling and camping.
Ruth enjoys working at Bridge of Hope. She likes helping people and providing support where needed. She knows a common problem in churches is having things fall between the cracks and looks for ways to help avoid that from happening. She also values the unique opportunities this job provides to minister to others and thankful she can offer support.