Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton is co-founder and president of The Transforming Center (, a ministry dedicated to caring for the souls of pastors, ministry leaders, and the congregations they serve.  A teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Ruth is the author of several books including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry (2008); Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation (2006); Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence (2004); and The Truths that Free Us: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Transformation (2002). Ruth Haley Barton will be leading a Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership conference at George Fox University directly following the Spiritual Discernment AS Christian Leadership conference (June 3-5, 2009), and all registering for both conferences will receive a $50 discount and a complementary afternoon spiritual retreat at Camp Tilikum.

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