Ruth volunteered with the Simon Community in 1969 working with street sleepers in London and was a trustee from 2006-10. Her career includes trade union work, politics and teaching. She was amongst the first women who were ordained in the Anglican Church. Ruth says that the privilege of being involved in Open Forum Events is both challenging and rewarding. She is a Friend of Glossop Music Festival, and enjoys country walks. Ruth cherishes time with her family.