Ruth Lapp Guengerich began her work as Co-Executive Director with Mennonite Women USA on May 1, 2011, focusing on Program and Administration. Prior to that she served as chair of the board for two years.
Ruth’s most recent employment was at Mennonite Mission Network as international personnel counselor and recruiter. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a clinical counselor in community mental health, college, and corporate settings where she has led workshops for women on self-esteem, stress management, grief and loss. Ruth and her husband Ron spent three years teaching English in Japan, where their two children were born. She currently lives in Goshen, Indiana and attends Silverwood Mennonite Church, where Ron is one of the pastors. Ruth takes care of herself by reading, playing golf, singing in choirs, and spending time with their adult children and eight grandchildren.
Ruth retired in 2015. Here is the retirement announcement.