Ruth is a qualified secondary school teacher and journalism postgrad student, with very little teaching experience and almost twenty years of radio experience. Her brief stint on university radio got her hooked to what quickly became 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’s also lived and worked in Malaysia (Petaling Jaya) and Dubai and she currently hosts a weekday radio show, broadcasting across the UK on UCB Inspirational as well as a weekday show on Impact Radio in South Africa. She also gets to use some of her teacher training in her mentoring and coaching work with new radio talent.
Ruth loves Jesus, is married to an Englishman and is blessed with twin boy and girl. She enjoys 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 she loves discovering biblical principles in the ordinary, mundane, every-day moments of life.
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