Douglas Ruffle serves as associate executive director of Path 1, the Division of New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Before accepting this position in 2013, he served as coordinator of congregational development for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Ruffle is author of Roadmap to Renewal: Rediscovering the Church’s Mission, which has been translated into Spanish (Hoja de Ruta: La Iglesia Renueva Su Misión). From 1978 to 1987, he served as a missionary (obrero fraternal) in Argentina under the auspices of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. While in Argentina, Douglas served as a pastor in the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina as well as a chaplain at the Latin American Education Center (Rosario). Doug holds the bachelor of arts degree from Drew University, a master of divinity degree from Harvard University, a master of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Drew University. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Tammie, and enjoys music, baseball, travel, and volunteering at his local church.