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Stories From the Seattle School

Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.

Dr. Ron Ruthruff is the Associate Professor of Theology & Culture at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and has served homeless and street involved youth and their families for the past thirty years. He has provided case management services; designed programs; and educated the community on the issues that impact this vulnerable population. Ron’s career goal is to empower persons to live lives of significance; to equip the church to love and serve their neighbors; and to engage communities in cross cultural and global conversations. Ron’s education is an eclectic blend of social work, counseling, and theological studies. Ron holds a B.A. from Western Washington University, an M.S. from Pepperdine University, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Complex Urban Settings from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. Ron lives in the Rainier Valley, a multicultural neighborhood in the south end of Seattle with his wife, Linda; whom he has served with for the last 26 years. His two adult sons Ben and Clayton live close by.