Ruth M. Shaffer, Ph.D.
Ruth Shaffer was raised in a small town in central Pennsylvania. Dr. Shaffer has been a licensed Psychologist for over 25 years, having received her Ph.D. from Derner Institute at Adelphi University. After over 20 years as the C.E.O. of New Era Veterans, a not-for-profit agency that provided housing to formerly homeless veterans, she received her M. Div. from Union Theological Seminary.
“Dr. Ruth” is an active member of her home church, Safe Haven UCC in Ridgewood, Queens and serves as Treasurer for the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Dr. Shaffer is the mother of a son, Jonathan, and maintains a private psychology practice in Queens.
In October 2018, Dr. Ruth became a member in discernment in the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference UCC, on her way towards ordained ministry.
DOCTOR RUTH WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE SAFE HAVEN UNMASKED MINISTRY PROVIDING THERAPY FOR MINISTERS IN CRISIS. PLEASE SEND A CONFIDENTIAL E MAIL TO SAFEHAVENUCC @ GMAIL.COM IF YOU WISH TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT