Laura de Ruiter
Laura de Ruiter grew up in China (1997–2010). She completed her BA in Biblical exposition at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, US in 2016, then earned her master’s degree in strategic leadership and change management in 2017. From 2018 to 2019 she worked as a pastor in Frankfurt with a new church planting initiative for international professionals in the finance district of the city.
While at Moody Bible Institute, she started researching the situation for Christians and Christianity in China, as well as the Western perspective on Christians in China, for her senior thesis with the intercultural honors program. Her first article was published in Global Missiology in 2016. After graduating, she realized that her story was not finished and her research not yet complete. Therefore she continued to explore and research, which has led her to write a book on Christian persecution in China. She hopes to see it published in 2022. Currently she lives in The Netherlands and works part-time as an author.