David Ruis is the National Director of Vineyard Canada where he leads, encourages, and empowers the Vineyard in Canada.
He is also a well-respected worship leader and songwriter (“You’re Worthy Of My Praise,” “Every Move I Make,” and many more).
David is a sought after communicator in many streams of the Church. As a team David and Anita are also known to be effective church planters and seasoned pastors having established churches in Canada and the US, within the Vineyard family of churches. David has also been instrumental in seeing Vineyard communities established in Nepal and India. Much of the Ruises’ focus has been in indigenous settings, working with people experiencing poverty and subsequent marginalization. Anita has worked in a variety of settings outside pastoral church work, both in addictions recovery work and community support roles. They also have significant experience facilitating leadership development and on the creative side David is known for fostering originality in song-writing and the arts in various cultural settings.
A burning passion for the Ruises is both practical and theological integration of creative worship in church community, and deep life engagement with issues of poverty and social injustice. David and Anita have been the National Directors of Vineyard Canada since 2014, while also continuing to travel internationally to speak and lead worship. The Ruises currently reside in Kelowna, BC. In their down time they love to be creative and hang with their grandkids.
Speakers, hosts, and storytellers include a variety of Vineyard leaders and friends of the Vineyard.