Spiritual Support in a Secular Education system.
Scottish-born Ruth Pinkerton became a Christian at age 14 through a Louis Palau mission event which she was taken to by her school’s Scripture Union Group. This was a follow-up to being given a Gideons Bible two years before which she read quite often – to impress God, should it transpire that he did exist!
Falling in love with volcanos on a trip to Iceland led to an honours degree in Geology. Employment followed including caring for special needs teenagers, working for All Souls Church in London, teaching science and becoming an instructor in a Christian outdoor centre. A major injury put an end to a career in the outdoors and lead to further study, this time an MBA.
Ruth worked for seven years for SU Scotland managing their camps and holidays program before finding a calling to the best bit of Australia (well, the most like Scotland!) as CEO of SU Tasmania.
Forum Held: FRIDAY AUGUST 3, 2012, 1pm-2pm at the cathedral.