Ruth comes to the Roots to Thrive team with a history as a Spiritual Care Practitioner in healthcare settings including a trauma hospital, an addiction treatment centre, and hospice. Currently, Ruth works at the Multifaith Centre at the University of Victoria as a Spiritual Care Coordinator for Student Wellness and the Anglican Spiritual Care Provider. She is an ordained priest in the Anglican tradition. As a yoga teacher, certified spiritual director and meditation instructor, Ruth has experience leading retreats and wilderness solos. With degrees in Religious Studies, Ecopsychology, and Social Justice, she brings a unique lens of spirituality, environmental awareness, and social action into her work. She has training in Non-Violent Communication and has facilitated Restorative Justice circles. Ruth is committed to walking with people in authentic journeys of self-realization and growth.