Member Care Specialist
Ron was born to missionary parents who served on the Texas/Mexico border and Honduras. He developed a burden for missionary kids and majored in biology and secondary education at Asbury College. Ron completed a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling at Eastern Kentucky University and has done graduate study at Fuller Seminary’s School of World Mission in Pasadena, CA.
He has been married to his lovely wife Becky, for 49 years. Together they served ten years with Native Americans in Arizona, six years in Spain and six years doing recruitment for World Gospel Mission on the campus of Asbury College and Seminary. They have four married children ages 46, 44, 42, 30, and 7 grandkids.
Since joining Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) in June 1999, Ron assumed responsibility with the Global Health Outreach (GHO) department for the Latin American outreaches, with a special focus on Honduras and the mobile medical unit ministry. In 2007 the focus moved from Honduras to Nicaragua where 10 out of the fifty plus teams GHO sends each year will go. He has led GHO teams to Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, N Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East. Ron has trained and mentored GHO team leaders, as well as recruited and organized for the other teams, with the GHO support staff.
Teaching, administration, counseling, mentoring and recruiting have been Ron’s heart in ministry. Ron has traveled to over 40 countries on mission trips with World Gospel Mission and GHO.
Ron will transition from full time at GHO in July, to part time as an Ambassador and Member Care Specialist for the Center for Well-being. He has a special concern for the over 800 medical missionaries that are part of CMDA membership. He will provide pastoral care for CMDA members in need and assist the Center for Well-Being team in ministering to healthcare professionals. This includes providing prayer, hope, encouragement and spiritual support. He continues to develop personal coaching skills to assist in this ministry. This new ministry is a step of faith as he has been asked to raise his support for this position.