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 written for The Gospel Coalition, 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 an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University. She has directed and taught theater in Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston, and ran an artist ministry with her husband Bruce at their church in Somerville, MA. She and Bruce are currently on a year-long road trip to different artist residencies across the United States, during which she is primarily focused on playwriting and developing movement workshops for churches and communities. She continues to rely on her training in devised theater, and loves to bring 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