Born in 1952, a priest since 1978, Ann-Christine Ruuth is known to the public from the book My father Ann-Christine by daughter Ester Roxberg, following the box office movie based on the same book, My father Marianne. Since 2014, Ann-Christine has been a professional speaker with the whole country as her field of work and was shortlisted for the Great Speakers´Prize in 2020.
That she is a “transgender person” became obvious to everyone when she”came out” in the autumn of 2010. It caused a great stir; a pastor who was transsexual. For her co-workers, many of whom have had her as their manager for 13 years, it came as a total surprise. It also took them on a journey where they got to try and re-examine much of their values and their views on people in general and transgender people in particular.
Ann-Christine holds lectures and speeches, and is working on her own story to be published in the future.