As Director of Connectional Ministries, Ruth is the resource/program staff person for the Red Bird Missionary Conference Council on Ministries, providing leadership in all program areas to the 23 churches, four outreach centers, and four mission institutions of Red Bird Missionary Conference.
Ruth's primary interests are teaching and enabling persons to develop their potential. In her years at Red Bird Missionary Conference, she has provided leadership in the development of The Joy Center outreach, Faith Ministries outreach, Camp O'Cumberlands, the Spring and Fall Jonah Journey Mission Encounters, and the training of mission interpreters. She established the Christian Education program of the Red Bird Mission School, and teaches "Christian Education for Congregational Development" for the regional Appalachian Local Pastors School (ALPS).
Ruth has been a curriculum writer for the 'One Room Sunday School' and wrote the Christian Education section for Hinton Rural Life Center's 'Models for Ministry', and edits 'The Cardinal', a nationally distributed newsletter of the Red Bird Missionary Conference.
Ruth leads workshops on Christian Education in the Small Membership Church, and serves as mission interpreter in churches and conferences across the nation. She serves on the leadership team of the National Comprehensive Plan for Town & Country Ministries in The United Methodist Church.
Ms. Wiertzema was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in the Minnesota Conference and is certified in Christian Education.
Ruth Wiertzema is available for Covenant Relationship support in Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference , Kansas East Annual Conference , Minnesota Annual Conference .
Make an online donation to: Ruth Wiertzema #773993.
- Missionary Support Code: 773993
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- Last update: 01-06