Ron is Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He is the anchor professor for Global and Social Partnerships. Ron is ordained clergy with the Street Psalms Community and works in their Resource Center providing care, training, and support for grassroots urban leaders serving youth and families in hard places around the world. His education is a blend of social work, counseling, and theological studies, including a doctorate of ministry in complex urban settings from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. For 27 years, Ron, with his wife Linda, served marginalized communities and street-involved youth. They live in the Rainier Valley, a multicultural neighborhood in Seattle, WA, and have two sons, Ben and Clayton. Ron loves motorcycles, cities, and Americana music. Ron and Linda’s mission is to equip individuals to lead lives of purpose, to empower faith communities to love their neighbors, and to engage communities in cross-cultural and global conversations.
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