Ruthann Barrie studied fine art and English at Eastern Michigan University. She also studied fine art at Mercy College in Detroit, Michigan. Barrie was born-again in the early 1990’s and began speaking in tongues and interpreting tongues shortly after being saved. Reading the Bible and books about God has been important to her. She has listened to thousands of sermons. Spending time in God’s presence and getting to personally know Him is a top priority for her. Traverse City, Michigan is home for Ruthann. She is active in her church. Ruthann Barrie has two children and four grandchildren.