Name:  Ruth Wells

Location:  Cuddesdon – Oxford

Occupation:  I am a professionally qualified youth worker now training for ordained ministry in the Church of England.

Interests:  I love spending time with my beautiful family  I am also really interested in provoking conversations and dialogue around issues to do with youth work; gender; women and Church.

13 Responses to “About”

  1. Becky Hunter-Kelm January 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Hey Ruth
    Long time no see. Glad to see you and Nick still smiling and who is this little person? I haven ended up in a similar occupation – thinking of doing a Youth & Community MA – any tips?! I will defo be reading ur blogs!

    • ruthwells January 6, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

      So glad to hear you are doing similar work….I am very jealous want to do my MA soon (need to save up!). I hope you find this blog useful x

  2. Sharon Prior January 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Looks good Ruth!

    Love the picture of Esme!!!

    Will be interesting to see what happens with the different categories on there.

    Might get some really good discussion going.

    God bless


  3. Claire Estall January 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Hey Ruth,
    Love the blog! and you know I am always up for anything and have very similar passions and interests…. I decided to go for my final yr on my MA and not quit, just in case my amazing plan doesn’t work out!
    My interview got postponed, gutted! It’s Friday 15th instead… stupid snow! I would love to get engaged in any conversations around the topics you mentioned.
    Take care
    Claire xx
    PS I need another coffee!

    • ruthwells January 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

      Silly snow! Glad you’re pursuing your MA means you can add clever things on here 😉 I know you would anyway! x

  4. emma January 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    hey ruth

    i like………… and don’t worry about facebook ettiquite!

    ems xx

  5. Sarah Ranger January 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi Ruth
    I am not very good with this sort of thing but it looks fab!
    Really miss you.
    Love the picture.
    Take care of yourselves.

    Sarah x

  6. PaulaStretch January 17, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Hi Ruth…I do have a clever sister. I will ride on the wings of your creativity and gumption cos i have run out of my own. Love you very much and am very proud of all you do.xx

  7. Anna Madder April 11, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Hi Ruth – I like the blogging idea – got a question though what did you have to do to qualify as a youth leader

    • ruthwells April 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

      Thanks for comment. Lovely to hear from you.
      I did a degree in youth and community work to qualify as a youthworker. There are a number of different routes but to work with the local authority full-time you really need a JNC approved qualification. From 2010 you will need a degree level course to get JNC recognition. A really good way into youth work though is through voluntary work / part-time work and getting sponsorship through accreditation.
      Hope that helps….haven’t seen you in a long time x

  8. thedorsetrambler January 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Hey Ruthie, I didn’t know you were a blogger 🙂 Great stuff, keep up the good work 🙂

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