Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Ruth Grubel

Serving At: Kwansei Gakuin University

Location: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Home Country: United States of America, North America

Ruth M. Ingulsrud GrubelRuth Grubel is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries, serving at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan, where she teaches courses in politics, international affairs, peace studies and English, and assists with worship services.

"The prospect that my particular training and experience may be of some use for the Lord's work in Japan is very exciting," Ruth says. "My academic training, love for Japan and its people, and the desire to share in the furthering of God's kingdom [are] all integrated at Kwansei Gakuin."

From 1985 to 1995, Ruth served as associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, teaching courses in U.S. politics, public administration, and U.S.-Japan relations. She also served as coordinator for the International Studies Program during this time. From 1992-95 she was the academic coordinator for World Affairs Seminar, an annual one-week intensive program for 1200 high school students from around the world. Prior to that, she was the Fulbright Lecturer at Hiroshima University, Japan, where she and her family lived for ten months.

As the daughter of missionaries in Japan, Ruth went to high school at Nagoya International School, Nagoya, Japan, and graduated there. She then attended Indiana University and earned a BA in liberal studies. She later attended University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and obtained an MA and a Ph.D. in political science.

Ruth is married to Michael Grubel, who is very active with Habitat for Humanity in Japan. They have two sons, Richard and Stephen. She is a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stoughton, WI.

Ruth M. Ingulsrud Grubel is available for Covenant Relationship support in Wisconsin Annual Conference.

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