About Ruth

About Ruth Tuttle Conard

Ruth Tuttle Conard, founder of Designed to Be Pillars, loves God and women, and enjoys bringing them together.  She is an ordained minister, former missionary, speaker, and mentor of many across the world.  On several continents women have been inspired through Ruth’s conferences, seminars, and semi-silent retreats.  At Billy Graham’s Amsterdam 2000, she served as chaplain to 500 women stewards from 25 countries, living and ministering among them.  She and her husband, Bill, reside in Minnesota spending as much time as possible with each other and family.

A popular speaker at women’s events both in the United States and overseas, Ruth brings humor, sensitivity and depth to her teaching from the Word of God. She has a passion for God and great compassion for the people He has made, relating well to women of all ages and all walks of life. With authenticity and integrity, Ruth proclaims and teaches God’s love and grace, encouraging others to live with purpose and on mission with Jesus Christ.

Ministering in South America as missionaries for 20 years, Ruth and her husband, Bill, have three grown children and five grandsons. Since 2000, Ruth has been invited to speak in over 20 countries, sharing the Good News of the Gospel and encouraging women to follow the God who truly designed and loves them.  She has a God given ability to connect with women of every nationality in a very vulnerable way. Ruth’s heart for God and his Word is infectious!

Ruth did her undergrad studies in Bible and Missions at Moody Bible Institute (Chicago), and received a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN).  She is the Founder and Pastoral Director of Designed To Be Pillars, a ministry drawn from Psalm 144:12b:  “May our daughters be like corner pillars, fashioned for a palace.”

Ruth is available as a keynote speaker, as well as for multi-session seminars, weekend retreats and/or semi-silent retreats, and for special events. CLICK HERE for a list of just a few of the topics that can be adapted for various venues.

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