Ruth is a qualified secondary school teacher, with very little teaching experience and twenty years of radio broadcasting experience. Her brief stint on university radio got her hooked to what has become her vocation. Ruth has worked in community radio in South Africa and on FM and Shortwave radio across Central and Southern Africa from the UK. She lived and worked in Malaysia and the UAE and currently hosts a weekend radio show, broadcasting across the UK on UCB Inspirational. She also hosts a weekday radio show on Impact Radio where she broadcasts from Pretoria, South Africa. Ruth does get to use her teacher training in her role as mentor and coach with new radio talent.
Growing up in a Christian home, Ruth made a decision to follow Jesus at the age of five, she renewed her commitment to God as a teenager and is consistently growing in her walk with the Lord. Ruth is married to an Englishman, and is blessed with twins. She enjoys great writing, films that get her thinking, outdoor walks that challenge her, and relationships that inspire her—all of which serve as a constant source of great material for her Christian radio shows and her writing. Ruth learns best about God through stories and loves discovering Him in the ordinary, mundane, every-day moments of life.
Connect with Ruth on Twitter: @djruthoreilly and listen to her radio shows online: www.impactradio.co.za (Weekdays 1–2 pm RSA) andwww.ucb.co.uk/inspirational (Saturday: 18:00-00:00 and Sunday: 06:00-12:00UK).