Pastor for Ministry Development
Ruth joined Cedar Ridge in 2010, attracted by the honesty, warmth, and lack of “religion” of the members. She is inspired by the vision of a community following Jesus together, working as agents of love, peace and hope in the world. Ruth was born and raised in England before moving to the Caucasus, where she taught Theology and led a student ministry team. Escalation of conflict in the region led to her shifting into work with refugees. From there she moved to Africa to run refugee camps and food distribution programs, and to promote economic development among the poor. She met her husband Ben in Angola, and they have two children—Luke and Joel. After 20 years in international development, Ruth joined Cedar Ridge staff in 2016. She enjoys hiking, cooking, writing, and hanging out with her boys.