Ron has been involved in Navigator and other small group discipleship ministries since 1968. For the last 40 years he has served in church leadership as an elder, an adult Bible class teacher & has taught discipleship in Latin America to pastors & lay leaders in local churches. He and his wife Karen have been involved in marriage mentoring, world missions, & ministry to international students. He has lived several months internationally in various countries including the middle East and Asia.
Ron is a retired mechanical engineer and was owner of a small aerospace engineering company for 20 years. During this time, he taught aerospace engineering classes in more than a dozen countries to major aerospace companies and government space agencies. He has also taught engineering at several colleges and universities including ASU He is using his technical & business background to help Christian organizations with database systems and app & web development. He is also part of NASA JPL Solar System Ambassadors program and does space science presentations to local schools and community groups. He and his wife Karen live in Tempe Arizona and are blessed with 2 grown daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 3 grandchildren.
Ron is also the Executive Director(volunteer position) of the organization to help with the operations of CMI.