The Iona Community is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Harvey as our new Leader.  Ruth will work alongside an Executive Director, sharing the leadership duties and responsibilities.  We have begun the process of recruitment for this post.

Ruth is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers). She lives in Penrith, Cumbria, with Nick and their three daughters. Ruth has been a member of the Iona Community for 27 years, has served on several of its committees, has been a member of its staff, and has edited Coracle, its magazine. She is an experienced writer, preacher and trainer/mediator and brings wide-ranging skills in partnership development, reconciliation and conflict transformation and ecumenical work.

Currently Director of Place For Hope (“accompanying and equipping people and faith communities so that all might reach their potential to be peacemakers”), Ruth has been involved with that charity since its inception in 2009.

Ruth will be hallowed as Leader of the Iona Community at our Annual General Meeting to be held in Glasgow on 23rd May. She will assume her duties in early June.

We invite you to rejoice with us!

Brian Crosby,

Convener of the Council of the Iona Community


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