The Reverend Doctor Ruth E. Shaver recently completed 10 years as the Pastor and Teacher of The United Church of Schellsburg United Church of Christ in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania (Juniata Association, Penn West Conference). Prior to her tenure there, she was first Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry and then ordained to the Christian Ministry as Minister of Christian Education and Family Life at Second Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Attleboro, Massachusetts (Old Colony Association, Massachusetts Conference). Rev. Dr. Shaver is on faculty as the Instructor in Biblical Studies at the Penn West Academy for Ministry and will be facilitating an online exegetical practice course for the PATHWAYS licensed ministry program of the Southeast Conference in the fall. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Regional Theological Education Consortium of the United Church of Christ. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree in 2016 from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with a dissertation project titled, “I Wonder: Scientific Exploration and Experimentation as a Practice of Christian Faith.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Soviet and East European Studies from the College of Liberal Arts (now College of Arts and Sciences) and a Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at Boston University. She is currently converting her doctoral dissertation into a book and a curriculum for use in local churches while on a break from settled pastoral ministry. She resides in Attleboro, Massachusetts.