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Rustie Harrell and Ruth Koch

Featured on Woman to Woman on November 28, 2009.

Ruth Koch (M.A., NCC) is a mental health educator and National Certified Counselor. Trained in both social work and counseling, she teaches about everyday mental health issues that impact personal and family relations.

For over 40 years, Ruth has conducted workshops and classes for professionals and others who are looking for practical and effective coping strategies for the ordinary as well as the complex problems of the Christian life.

An author, speaker and consultant, Ruth is the author of Prepare to Serve!, the LWML's video study series on various mental health issues and leadership. She designed the family conflict and healthy boundaries materials for Lutheran Hour Ministries and co-authored Stephen Ministries' Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be An Assertive Christian. Ruth is a frequent contributor to the LWML Quarterly and a weekly guest on KFUO's Morning Show.

Ruth was one of the team members who wrote A New Song: Planted by Streams of Water, a woman's bible study devotional published by Concordia Publishing House, and currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of Concordia Publishing House.

Ruth is a widow, a mother to two grown daughters, and the grandmother of three lovely, lively and completely adorable granddaughters.

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