Cory Ruth grew up in a poor, working-class family. Today, Cory is an international business leader who heads up Mergence Global, an Atlanta-based IT Consulting firm that manages critical multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies. Cory is married to Dr. Kathleen Ruth who is a behavioral scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cory has lived in Atlanta for 21 years. He and his wife, Kathleen have three children - Josiah, Kinsley and Knox. The Ruths are active members at Oasis Family Life Church where Cory serves in leadership.