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

September 13, 2019
The Colossian Forum Annual Fall Conference
Grand Rapids, MI

September 24, 2019
Wesley Seminary Public Lecture
Marian, IN

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

October 19-20, 2019
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Board Retreat
Oak Brook, IL

November 17-19, 2019
Lutheran Synods in Wisconsin Leadership Retreat
Green Lake, WI

December 16-17, 2019
Calvin University
Executive Team Leadership Retreat

Grand Rapids, MI

February 3-4, 2020
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Leadership Retreat
Grapevine, TX

February 20-21, 2020
Classis Grand Rapids East Conference
Grand Rapids, MI

April 1-2, 2020
Olivet Nazarene Chapel
and Staff & Faculty Event

Bourbonnais, IL

April 15, 2020
Young Life Legacy Leadership Initiative
Leadership Development

Lincolnshire, IL


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