The Rev. Dr. Ruth Merriam was the pastor at The Church on the Cape (UMC) in Cape Porpoise, Maine for fourteen years, and retired one year ago, in July. She also served churches in rural Minnesota, in Everett MA, in Pepperell and in Townsend. Ruth earned a B.A. from Schiller International University, an M.A. in Special Education from Lesley College, an M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Boston University School of Theology. She worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta for nine weeks. She has gone on mission trips to Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ghana, Russia (St. Petersburg), Guatemala, Haiti, and most recently – to Glendora, Mississippi.
She is a 2011 recipient of the Lilly Foundation Clergy Renewal Grant and took a 3-month leave to go to Great Britain and Antarctica. She and her husband, Dick, have been married for 29 years, and they have a daughter, Julie, who will be starting her second year of Medical School at George Washington University in D.C.
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