Staff Spotlight: Ruth


Meet Ruth, our House Three Manager!

Ruth joined the David’s House team shortly before the opening of House Three in 2010. She oversees 12 residents, including their care needs, goals and activities. She also trains, supervises and supports the House Three team of over 20 care providers. Before serving at David’s House, Ruth taught in both the Grand Rapids Public and Christian School systems. She also served as the Assistant Administrator for a 135-bed adult foster care community. Having an older sister with special needs, Ruth’s been blessed with a heart for those who live with developmental disabilities.

A Grand Rapids native who’s also lived in Ohio and Illinois, Ruth currently resides in downtown Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill District. Ruth has two children—her son, Richard, who teaches English in South Korea and her daughter, Carolyn, who also lives in Grand Rapids.

Ruth is a member of Seventh Reformed Church where she has taught Sunday School and currently sings in the choir. Ruth enjoys reading, knitting, classic films and spending time with her family.

We’re so grateful for you, Ruth!