Ruthie graduated in 1996 from Southwestern A/G University with a B.A in Elementary Education. After teaching for a year in Waxahachie, she spent 15 months in northern Spain (Palencia) in a church planting effort. She then returned to Waxahachie and taught for six months at Dunaway Elementary.
She came back with the desire to pursue her graduate degree. Ruthie graduated with her Master’s Degree (May 2002) after completing the two year program in Clinical Psychology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California.
After working full time with the Missionary Kid Office, (www.ismk.org) a ministry of the Assemblies of God World Missions, Ruthie moved to Waxahachie, Texas, where she taught a bilingual 4th & 5th Grade class in Wedgeworth Elementary School, just a few blocks away from where she lived with her paternal grandmother, Sister Jeter.
After the 2004-5 school year with the Waxahachie ISD, Ruthie resigned her full-time teaching position in order to pursue her counseling requirements which led to her obtaining her counseling license. Both Brian and Ruthie are now licensed counselors as well as credentialed ministers.
Ruthie met her perfect mate – a wonderful young man named Brian Gómez. He is an ordained minister, a counselor with his Masters degree, and a beautiful heart for kids. Actually, they knew each other attending SAGU and ministered in children’s ministry together several years ago and their paths crossed again. Brian and Ruthie were married on March 11th, 2006, at the Oaks Fellowship in Oak Cliff, Dallas.
When we transferred overseas to Spain, Brian and Ruthie felt of the Lord to move in to our house they provided Mom Jeter the company and support/care that she needed. They were a God-send and the whole Jeter family appreciated their care of our Mother. When Brian & Ruthie moved overseas, Abuela moved to live with Stan & Rhoda Jeter in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Abuela passed away in January 2013 at the age of 101.
The call on Ruthie and Brian’s lives to serve led them to ministry in Spain . They were approved by the Assemblies of God World Missions and served on staff and as interim pastors of the International Church of Barcelona for a couple of years. Brian’s father is actually a native of Barcelona and his mother from Mississippi, both now living in the Dallas area.
Brian & Ruthie returned to the States in Spring of 2012 and were subsequently approved for full appointment as AGWM missionaries. They itinerated among the churches and raising support for their ministry in Europe. Having finished their itinerary in the States, they have moved back to Spain where they will be ministering among the university students of Sevilla and helping start an International Church in that great city in southern Spain.
Brian and Ruthie have two lovely children, Sara born in 2009 and Daniel born in Barcelona in 2011. Both are a bundle of joy and a delight to all. Sara loves to put on a “performance” with music and mike in hand. Daniel loves to play his toy guitar by Sara’s side. They both love to read and have an wonderful love for the Bible and the things of God. They are starting an “adventure” beginning bi-lingual education in Spain. Your prayers are certainly important as they go through so many big transitions in adjusting to a new culture/language and make new friends.
I am sure that Brian & Ruthie appreciate your prayers and support very much!