Hannah and Ruthie grew up in a tight knit family of six that traversed the world, read stories out loud before bedtime, and believed the best family dinners concluded with in depth conversation on controversial topics. The most precious gift given to these sisters by their parents is a firm faith in the Creator and Savior of the cosmos, Jesus Christ.
Hannah currently lives in Leiden, the Netherlands, with her husband, Trey, and daughters, Verity and Clemence. She studied History and German at Covenant College with a particular interest in the history of feminism, and completed her Master of Arts in Church History at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, also focusing on women's history. Hannah works as the Communications and Content Director for China Partnership, a Christian nonprofit equipping the Chinese house church with theological training. In addition to writing at Carved to Adorn and for China Partnership, Hannah has published in Christianity Today, byFaith, Priscilla Papers, Reading Religion, Gospel Taboo, and Deeply Rooted. Visit hannahnation.com.
Ruthie studied English literature and theater at Wheaton College before earning a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre from New York University. She taught theater for a number of years before transitioning into office work (currently working as an executive assistant and project coordinator) while running an artist ministry with her husband Bruce at their church in Somerville, MA. Her focus is on devised theater and bringing artistic opportunities to those who may not consider themselves artists. She is also a writer, and is working on several book series. You can find out more about her previous and current projects at: ruthiebuescher.com