Ruth attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. While there, she heard Keith Phillips speak in a chapel service. Ruth joined World Impact staff in 1977 and helped teach Bible clubs. Ruth later taught third grade at World Impact’s Los Angeles Christian School and served on a church plant.
In 1989, Al transferred to the Los Angeles ministry as Vice President of Ministries. Al and Ruth were married in 1991, and several years later transferred to the Wichita ministry.
Ruth has served in a variety of administrative roles in her years of service with World Impact. In 2016 Al and Ruth shifted to TUMI where Al is now is a senior leader working with partnership development in the global expansion of TUMI and Ruth is an Administrative Assistant. Al and Ruth serve in Lighthouse Community Church, an early church plant of World Impact.
Their daughter Joetta is married to Scott Entz and is a first grade teacher in Wichita while Scott works in the Wichita fire department. Leane is a senior at Cedarville University in Ohio.