As Shelterwood’s Executive Director, Rujon Morrison puts her background in clinical training and dynamic ministry experience into practice. Rujon studied psychology, education, science, leadership and organizational development. She began her career in education, serving students with learning and behavior disorders, and also worked as an educational consultant in the Southeast for more than 10 years. She continued her work with adolescents as the educational director at Georgia’s Brawner Psychiatric Institute, where she initiated inpatient program models and led the educational department. Also at Brawner, Rujon became clinical program director, using her work as the pilot program for partial hospital programs nationwide.
Rujon then moved from secular mental health to a Christian model, serving as clinical program director for Rapha Hospitals at Atlanta’s inpatient unit. She directed the first Christian partial hospital program, as Rapha’s national special programs coordinator, and also served as educational consultant for one of the nation’s largest juvenile court systems. Furthermore, Rujon has developed nonprofits, led retreats and pioneered spiritual growth opportunities. Also a writer and speaker, Rujon influences a variety of audiences. She has contributed to a number of books and publications, including Christian Counseling Today, and has spoken in more than a dozen countries.
Executive Director since 2011, Rujon is responsible for program operations, intake assessments and much more. She has a heart for teens and believes they are the leaders of the future. She prays Shelterwood has an impact on teens’ lives and their families’ live in an redemptive way. Rujon loves to garden, both at Shelterwood garden and at home. She and her husband enjoy exploring Missouri and spending time with their seven grandchildren.