Ruth Koch is a mental health educator and National Certified Counselor. Trained in both social work and counseling, she specializes in conflict management, grief education, and everyday mental health issues that impact personal and family relations. For over 40 years, Ruth has conducted workshops and classes for mental health professionals, church professionals and their families, parents, caregivers, and others who are looking for practical and effective coping strategies for the ordinary as well as the complex problems of everyday life.
An author, speaker and consultant, Ruth is the author of Prepare to Serve! a video study series on various mental health issues and leadership. She designed the family conflict workshop, booklet, and tapes, Now You’re Talking! and Taking Control: Saying Yes! to Healthy Personal Boundaries for Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Ruth co-authored Lutheran Special Education’s Let’s Teach the Way they Learn! and Stephen Ministries’ Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be An Assertive Christian. Ruth is a regular contributor to the LWML Quarterly and other publications. Ruth authored Grace Notes, a book of meditations for women in the church and is a contributor to A New Song: Planted by Streams of Water, a woman’s bible study devotional published by Concordia Publishing House.
2017 WLI National Conference Topic:
Neither Passive nor Aggressive: The Assertive Christian Woman