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Associate Pastor

Ruth Heule

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Pastor Ruth


I am Pastor Ruth Heule, and Discover Hope has been my church family for 9 years. I am married to a fantastic man, Doug, and we have 3 grown children, 2 of whom are married and we have 6 of the cutest grandkids! 

In June of 2017 I received my license as Pastor at Discover Hope International Church; I am proof that when God places a calling on your life it does not go away! 

I have been a Christian since I was 11 years old. I was saved through “Good News Bible Club” held at a friend’s house and from that moment I have loved Jesus and have had a deep passion for others to know Him like I do! At the age of 19, while attending Mid-America Nazarene University, in Olathe, Ks., I felt the call to become a pastor. Life took a few twists and turns and I did not heed that calling. After getting “untwisted” I needed a career and became a Registered Nurse in 1998, through Central Community College, Grand Island, NE. I still practice nursing full-time while working as an associate pastor here at Discover Hope. 

I could not get away from ministry though because I have such a desire for the world to know the love of Jesus Christ and how He truly can transform a life just like he has mine! My husband Doug and I have always reached out to others and when our children were young we held “The Lighthouse Club”, a weekly club in our home for children in our neighborhood and taught them about the love of Christ. It was rewarding to see many children give their hearts to the Lord.  For 10 years we operated a non-profit outreach center; “C.O.F.F.E.E. House” (Christ Offers Freedom For Everyone Everywhere) In Columbus and had the privilege of ministering to many people. 

During the 9 years at Discover Hope I have helped, in a laity position, Pastors Doug & Liana in their vision for our church to be a community of world changers by teaching Sunday school, helping with youth group, and leading the women’s group, “Sisters Of the Sword!”

As I stated earlier; in June 2017 I became a licensed pastor,hence finally stepping into the calling the Lord had put on my heart over 3 decades ago! I will endeavor to serve under the leadership of Pastors Doug and Liana, continuing to lead the woman’s group, helping with the youth,  preaching, and teaching God’s Word because I believe God has placed me here to help fulfill the vision God has place in their hearts to bring to the city of Columbus Jesus Christ, therefore changing the world!

If you would like to contact me just drop me an e-mail.