The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers was born in New Jersey and taught elementary school for five years before being called to the ministry in 1986. A two-time Deputy from the Diocese of Chicago, Rev. Dr. Meyers has a PhD in liturgical studies and served on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music from 2008-2015, and as chair of the commission from 2009-2015. She is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and a professor of Liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and serves as an assisting priest at All Souls Episcopal Parish in Berkeley, CA.