Diane Saunders - President & CEO, Circle Ruth Women’s Ministry


Diane Saunders is the CEO and Founder of The Circle Ruth Women’s Ministry, which helps to restore women and connect them to their divine purpose through the word of God.


Circle Ruth Women’s Ministry was founded in 2011, a response to God’s personal calling on Diane’s life, to carry out her appointed mission.  Diane’s own life was marked by much hurt and pain experienced through relationships with family, friends, and loved ones.  Fear of rejection caused Diane to crawl into shell, where she hid for years.  Though she could not have known it at the time, her pain was preparing her for His purpose.  The Bible tells us in Romans 8:28 “… all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose.”


Through prayer, fasting, the study of His Word, and the guidance of other anointed women of God, Diane received “much healing, and much deliverance”.  Healed and made whole, Diane looked back and followed the trail of her tears; guided by God, Diane to her divine calling, to heal hurting women. Hallelujah.

Diane’s vision is to see women Restored, Redeemed, Renewed, Reconciled, and Reconnected.  Not just the spirit of woman, but the wholeness of woman.  Diane knows that when women are reconnected to their purpose, “Women fulfill their destiny to reign”, which fulfills the will of God.  Diane is called to teach women and to bring forth the Esther’s, Martha’s, Mary’s, Deborah’s, Sarah’s, and all according to their  pre-ordained and divine destiny. Proverbs 31:26, “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”.


Through the Circle Ruth Women’s Ministry, Diane works diligently with women equipping them with the knowledge and truth of self to call and claim their true, God given purpose.  Circle of Ruth Women’s Ministry provides spiritually holistic support for women through focused prayer, formal study, and personal mentoring.  Circle Ruth also sponsors fellowships, seminars, conferences and retreats – all for the personal edification of the total woman.  Diane also serves as Co-Pastor of International House of Intercession.


Diane practices what she preaches, realizing that every aspect of her life is anointed, God allows her talents to pour out into the lives of all she touches.  Diane is an entrepreneur and business owner specializing in the field of Child Care & Development.  As an Education Advocate, in connection with Title I – No Child Left Behind program, Diane has served as Chairperson of the Local School Council at her alma mater Edward Tilden High School, as Parent Representative at Alexander Graham Elementary School and Community Representative at Thomas A. Hendricks’s Elementary Community Academy.


Hebrews 13:4, “Let marriage be held in honor among all…”  Diane is married to Maurice Sanders, the love of her life, her heart, and her head, Ephesians 5:23.  Diane is the doting mother of eight children and six grandchildren.  In her spare time Diane enjoys spending time with her family, meeting new people, and taking quiet walks in the park and along the beach.

Diane’s guiding Scripture:

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you
or to turn back from you.
 Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.
Your people will be my people and your God my God.
 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.
May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely,
 if even death separates you and me.”
            -Ruth 1:16-17