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Ruth Stevens

Refugee Ministry Leader

I am thrilled to serve as a Refugee Ministry Leader at Northwest Community Center in Vickery Meadow. Growing up as a missionary kid in Germany, Russia, and Hungary gave me a heart for internationals and cross-cultural ministry. With the desire to be better equipped for kingdom work, I attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. After graduating with a degree in elementary education, I taught for two years at an international school in Ankara, Turkey. My time overseas gave me an empathy for those who are navigating life in a new culture. After teaching in Turkey, I spent several months working with orphans in Brazil before settling in Memphis, Tennessee. I had the privilege of teaching third grade until God called me to Texas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. During this time, I spent a year as the Outreach Resident at the NCC and experienced refugee ministry in Dallas. I graduated in May 2019 with my Master’s in Christian Education and an emphasis in Women’s Ministry. I am so excited to continue my involvement in refugee ministry as a full-time team member at the NCC.

I grew up in a Christian home and became a believer at a young age. I realized that my parents’ faith could not save me, and I needed to make a personal decision to follow Christ. I believe that God has called me to Invite Connection. I am passionate about inviting others to connect deeply with God, His Word, and His people. I look forward to helping others engage with our refugee neighbors through volunteer opportunities at the Community Center.

I love outdoor adventures, traveling, reading, painting, and spending time with my six nephews. I am currently on a National Parks kick. My favorite trips have been hiking the Mighty Five in Utah and exploring Glacier National Park in Montana. When I’m in Dallas, you can find me at White Rock Lake or eating tacos.