Dan Davis

Ruth Everhart

Memoir, Theology

Ruth Everhart is an author, speaker and Presbyterian pastor whose writing explores the hidden ways religious belief shapes our thinking about the lives of women. The author of three books, her most recent is The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church’s Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct, which weaves together contemporary stories and ancient scripture to call the church to lament, repent, and build a community of equality and justice. She has also addressed this topic in award-winning cover stories for Christian Century, an essay in Sojourners, and an op-ed in the Washington Post. Everhart is the author of two spiritual memoirs. Her first book, Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land, chronicles a transformative two-week pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine. Her second book, Ruined, tells her story of sexual assault while a student at Calvin College, and was named 2017 Book of the Year by Christianity Today Women.


Festival Years: 2014, 2018, 2020, 2021