I am Ron. I’m Tina’s man, Cole and K-man’s dad, patron of Orapax, and a tin soldier slowly turning to flesh with the help of Jesus. It is an inside-out process, so I’m still pretty “tinny” looking and sounding on the outside.
I am a teacher, writer, speaker and counselor. I work with couples to improve their marriages (both before and after their weddings), I consult with pastors to help them set and keep their vision, I teach people how to live with the gospel as their center, and I am a public speaker. I am the author of the book, The Elephant in the Bar.
My wife and I reside in Chesapeake, Virginia. Its where we landed in ministry following a little more than 10 years in the Navy. I was in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program as an enlisted man, and received a NROTC scholarship to Old Dominion University in Norfolk. After two sea tours and a shore tour as an Navy Intelligence Officer, I left the Navy to work in ministry at a local church, where I’ve worked ever since. I hold degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Biblical Studies, and Human Services Counseling.