The De Ruiters

Administration and Management in Haiti

Called to Haiti as servant-hearted leaders, committed to doing the Lord’s work.

Their Role

Darryl and Shelly De Ruiter bring decades of experience to their roles in Haiti. Darryl has a high level of expertise in education, holding administration, coaching, and teaching roles. Shelly brings 26 years of physical therapy expertise, along with experience in spiritual development, having completed several classes in the Spiritual Director program through the Dominican Center in Grand Rapids. Darryl will have an administrative role, managing all programs in the areas of Education, Leadership Development, and Agronomy. He will also focus on staff developmentShelly will provide much-needed support through staff mentoringprayer ministry (with staff, visiting teams, and Haitian communities), the development of staff and community Bible Study groups, and the support of leadership in-country. Darryl says: “This will not be easy work. Haiti is hard, and Haiti is a dark place spiritually. It is a place of great chaos. We need lots of prayers and lots of encouragement as we begin a new calling that we believe God has ordained and has prepared and equipped us for.”


Darryl and Shelly could not walk in obedience to God’s call on their life without you. Your financial gift is an investment in God’s Kingdom and in the De Ruiters. You are enabling and encouraging them to continue to continue the daily work God has called them to do in Haiti. Simply click the button below and fill out your information. Please know that they are grateful for every gift, however big or small.

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The Day of the Lord

The Day of the Lord

Christi Gabhart grapples with conflicting emotions as she finds herself back in the safety of the United States while knowing that many in Haiti continue to suffer. Despite feeling grateful for their refuge, she struggles with the disparity between their situation and that of their Haitian friends and colleagues, who lack the means to escape.

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