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Ruth Chou and Troy Simons

Convention Keynote

Ruth Chou Simons is a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning author of several books, including GraceLaced, Beholding and Becoming, and When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker, using each of these platforms to spiritually sow the Word of God into people’s hearts. Through her online shop at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Simons shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.

Troy Simons is a father to six boys and husband to author and speaker Ruth Chou Simons. He has an abiding passion for God’s Word and for discipling the next generation to live for Christ. After two decades of investing in full-time pastoral ministry, preaching, church planting, co-founding a classical school, where he served as headmaster, Troy now works alongside Ruth in their ministry and business, serving as the COO of GraceLaced. Troy is an avid outdoorsman, philosopher, classical music enthusiast, word nerd, and teacher.