Pastor Dan Ruth is Lutheran World Relief’s Interactive Marketing Manager and an ordained minister in the ELCA. His mission is to bring stories of LWR’s work with communities around the world back to U.S. Lutherans through social media. Dan also oversees web strategy, LWR’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, is the general editor for the staff blog, and provides theological writing for LWR. He believes social media to be a wonderfully open way for people around the world to connect to one another.
Dan is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he has a degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies. He holds a M.Div. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2008, Dan was awarded the A.E. Hansen Prize for Homiletics by the Luther Seminary faculty.
Dan’s particular interest lies in how Lutherans in the U.S. are connected to people halfway around the world, and how the missio Dei (mission of God) calls the church to reach outside its own boundaries and walls.