Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto

Teaching and the Old Testament were two of Kristine’s passions even before she went to seminary. She incorporated these gifts into her missionary work in the Central African Republic and as a pastor in the ELCA, calls in which she served alongside her pastor husband, Scot.

In 2011, Kristine took a deep breath and made the decision accept a call as Professor of Old Testament at Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon. There, she provided a generation of pastors and other students with a strong foundation in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Care, and Cross-Cultural Studies. She led or co-led cross-cultural trips to Madagascar, Cameroon, El Salvador, Haida Gwaii, and Malaysia with sensitivity, patience, and joy.

Now retired, Kristine is happily back in Wisconsin with her family, still reading, teaching, and travelling. She is an alumna of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN (BA), Luther Seminary (MDiv) and Marquette University (PhD).

She first spoke at ROOO in 2013. We are delighted to welcome her back.

Kristine & Scot in Africa