I have known Brad & Kimiya DeRuiter for over 20 years. During this time, I have gotten to know Brad & Kimya quite well and can thoroughly vouch for their character and abilities. I have seen them in business and ministry, as well as personal family settings, and their character always remains consistently high without compromise.
Through the years I have seen Brad & Kimiya in a variety of leadership roles, all of which they handle with confidence and humility. Many people seek their wisdom, advice and support. They are always there for any who seek their advice and are quite comfortable in the role. Brad & Kimya are both excellent public speakers. They communicate effectively with everyone they encounter.
In both business, and ministry, they have consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success. Their efforts have produced high quality results time and time again. Brad was President CEO of a profitable multimillion dollar business, that they successfully navigated through the complicated process of a merger with another company. Brad's expertise, and hands on experience in business - running a multifaceted business - is invaluable. Kimiya's relentless motivation and her knowledge of art, design, beauty and fashion, brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to any project in need of creativity and design. One example, is with her love of art and determination to spread her passion, Kimiya created a curriculum for home school group in the LA area, to teach school children the importance of understanding and appreciating art. Together Brad & Kimiya have developed and successfully implemented several corporations and small businesses. Each was a major undertaking, requiring a great deal of thought and effort on their behalf. I appreciate the time & enthusiasm for their many projects and their constant progress with them all. Brad & Kimya always make sure their work is done exceptionally well.
I feel their leadership abilities are effective in both business and ministry type settings. I have seen them create successful resolutions for many problems, both big, and small. Associates who know Brad & Kimiya often remark that they are blessed with considerable talent. What many of them overlook is how hard they have worked to cultivate their talent, whether it be the development of their beautiful singing voices & musical giftings, their writing & communication skills, multi-media abilities, artistic & design talents, pastoral and ministry leadership, or business expertise. I know of the effort that they put into all they do to ensure whatever they do is completed with excellence.
Brad & Kimya are a pleasure to work with because their pleasant and positive attitude can make nearly any work seem fun and interesting. Their past success and enthusiasm, as Youth Pastors, often carries over into whatever project they are working on. As leaders they always have handled their positions fairly by making sure everyone has work that they could accomplish and enjoy. If Brad & Kimya had someone complaining in their work group, rather than getting upset, they continue to point out the positives until the person begins to perform at their level of capability.
In the over twenty years I have known Brad & Kimiya, I have continually seen evidence of their excellent character, good nature attitudes, generosity, and humility, as well as genuine intellectual curiosity - a curiosity that is often accompanied by their excitement or enthusiasm for a new idea, a concept, a project, or a challenging performance. Brad & Kimya are both highly motivated with numerous talents and considerable self discipline. They are fun-loving, likable, enthusiastic, trusting and trustworthy.
I highly recommend Brad & Kimiya to help you, or your organization accomplish all you have envisioned, and more!
Dr. Rev. Diane Wigstone
President CEO Kingdom Enterprises International
President CEO Destiny Center
Author, Speaker, Missionary, Producer, Director, Actress
Director - YWAM Hollywood