Ruth Hetland

Ruth Hetland is an ordained minister, pre-marriage counselor, blogger, speaker, and author. Ordained in 1999, I have been a parish pastor in New York, Colorado, and Texas before coming home to the beautiful Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota in 2015.  Pastor of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church near Audubon, I am also a wife and mother of two sons. Proud of my Norwegian heritage, I participated in the popular Norwegian reality show – Alt for Norge – in 2014.

I received my undergrad degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and my Master of Divinity degree at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul. In 2012, I received my Doctor of Ministry degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

In my spare time I enjoy writing, running, and photographing churches and cemeteries. I love Johnny Cash, tattoos, rosemaling, and strong coffee – black.

My blog is located at

I’d love to help you plan your wedding ceremony! I’m thrilled for you as you enter this exciting time of planning a life with your companion. Give me a call today at 254-265-5349 or e-mail me at