Faith  Ruderfer

Faith Ruderfer

Faith is a graduate of University of Virginia, with a Master’s Degree in American Cultural History, and a law degree from William & Mary. She led an impressive legal career that culminated to serving as a managing editor for BNA publications. Her legal career came to an abrupt stop in 2008 when she spent 16 months in the Arlington Detention Center as a result of a shoplifting addiction coupled with untreated mental health issues. She began rebuilding her life with the help of the transitional program, Friends of Guest House. Following her graduation from the program, she provided volunteer legal services for Arlington Legal Aid; assisted women with the filing of disability applications with the Social Security Administration; and participated in the development of Guest House’s mentoring program. She is currently working as a consultant to Guest House in the development of their Legislative Advocacy/Speaker’s Bureau programs, as well as operating her own business.