Dr. Ruth Tipton served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea for 37 years under the auspices of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union and World Gospel Mission. She worked primarily in translation and literacy. In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate in Christian Leadership from Ohio Christian University. When she retired, she enrolled in Asbury Theological Seminary’s PhD program in Intercultural Studies, earning her degree in 2015. She is currently involved in research and writing.