Ron joined WordPartners in 2010 and served joyfully and faithfully as an international trainer in Asia for 10 years. At the end of 2021, Ron retired from being a full-time staff member but still serves with WordPartners as a volunteer helping to conduct online trainings with international pastors as needed and serving with teams facilitating workshops with pastors in North America.
Ron lives in Western Michigan where he pastored for 45 years before retiring from church ministries. He's married and has five grown children and 13 grandchildren.
Ron also works part time as a volunteer refurbishing old houses to make them ready to be bought or rented by low-income, ethnic minorities in the Grand Rapids area, and Ron counts that as fulfilling work as well.