Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst is a well-known Latin American theologian who has been involved in leadership development and theological education for several decades. She passionately pursues ecological justice, authentic community, and participative, contextual forms of theological education. Ruth currently serves with Resonate Global Mission and CETI (Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios) and is on the Networking Team of INFEMIT (The International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation). Ruth has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for many years. As a missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions she first served in student ministry with the Comunidad Internacional de Estudiantes Evangélicos (IFES), next with Seeds of New Creation, a ministry that trains for and promotes holistic mission in El Salvador, and later with the Institute ProIntegral Education. She and her husband, James, have more children and grandchildren than they can count and live in the intentional community of Casa Adobe in Costa Rica.