John has worked for many years as an Orthodontist in his own practice in Gisborne, New Zealand. Over the years he has been involved in the care and treatment of many children including those with clefts of the lip and palate, one of whom is his grandchild
Ruddy and Cristina have served in various humanitarian endeavours over the last twenty years. They began working for the desperately poor on "smokey mountain" in the Philippines before serving with "Gleanings For the Hungry" in California
Graeme is a principal in a well established law firm in Tauranga, New Zealand along with his wife, Fiona. He has spent time in several developing nations participating in various humanitarian endeavors.
David served with the mission organisation Youth With a Mission for 36 years before pioneering the Ruel Foundation. He and his wife Linda have visited over 40 nations serving in various mission and humanitarian activities.
My wife and I are pleased to endorse the work of the "Ruel Foundation." The foundation has its roots in Eastern Samar, as Ruel is a native son of Eastern Samar. Many of the children from this region are being helped and cared for by the foundation. We look forward with anticipation to working with David and his team in the coming years.
Lieutenant General Rupert Ambil (PDF)Former Governor of E.Samar
The Ruel Foundation is simple in concept and compassionate in spirit. These qualities resonate deeply throughout the Christian Gospel. Jesus spoke simply to children and treated the poor and broken with compassion. The "Foundation" makes it possible for us to do likewise.
Francis P. CarollArchbishop of Canberra and Gouldburn