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David Ruch, 2017 November 20

Identifier: CH-RU0034

Scope and Contents

David Ruch served as a board adviser for the Optimist Park Community Association in 2017. Raised in South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Ruch details his experience in integrated public schools, his move to Charlotte in the early 2000s, and how his faith and desire to help others as a life coach shaped his experience as a member of the Optimist Park community. Mr. Ruch explains his desire for the community to uplift and invest in all members of the neighborhood, more specifically the homeless.


  • Creation: 2017 November 20


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Biographical Note

David Ruch was a 64 year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at WeWork Stonewall Station in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1953. He was educated at Taylor University and Trinity Divinity School. He was employed as a counselor at Willow Creek Community Church, and was the owner of I Am Discovered LLC.


62 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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