Pastor Ron is a California native, born in San Jose, and raised in Monterey. Ron began working with teenagers as a youth minister in Pacific Grove when he was 19 years old. Two years later, he completed his B.A. degree in Bible and Religion at Anderson College, in Indiana. After college, Ron worked in an international Christian music ministry. He and his family moved back to California in 1990, when Ron accepted a call to be the youth pastor at Church of God of San Jose. After four years as an associate pastor, Ron became the lead pastor in 1994.
Ron’s passions include: communicating God’s Word in a faithful, practical, and relevant way; challenging teenagers to pursue God with their whole heart; mobilizing volunteers to meet the needs of others; and helping spiritual seekers make a vital connection with God.
Ron and his wife, Sandi, have been married for 34 years and have four wonderful daughters: April, Courtney, Kirsten, and Lauren.