World Vision leader to speak at NWC

Ruston Seaman, executive director of World Vision in Appalachia and director of the World Vision Rural Poverty Initiative, will be the keynote speaker for Northwestern College’s sixth annual Season of Justice, sponsored by the college’s International Justice Mission chapter. Seaman will speak in Christ Chapel at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, and at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The public is invited to attend.

Dedicating much of his adult life to working in the rural, under-resourced communities of West Virginia, Seaman is committed to addressing the root causes of poverty and helping people see the untapped potential in their lives. World Vision in Appalachia is located in Barbour County, W.V., one of the five most under-resourced counties in a state that consistently ranks in the bottom tier of the country’s economic scale. World Vision’s Christian relief and development ministry impacts thousands of children and families in West Virginia each year.

Seaman earned a master’s degree in Christian faith and public policy from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Christian Community Development Association.