Ron felt his call to ministry while in High School and made
a personal commitment to Christ in his sophomore year of High School. Following this decision after graduating High
School he attended Biola College and received his B.A. in Christian Education
then followed Talbot Theological Seminary with a M.A. Ron also got married in 1978 to his lovely
wife Marilyn. He was ordained into the
ministry in the spring of 1979 and can officially be called a Reverend. A few years later he enrolled at Claremont
Graduate School to begin work on his Ph.D. in Childhood Development.
Completing all his course work he eventually
needed to make a heart wrenching decision to complete his dissertation or
attend to the needs of his young family.
(Two children under five). He
chose his family and left Claremont ABD. Eighteen years later Ron enrolled at Vanguard Graduate School and began
pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology. Graduating in 2005 with a second Master Degree this time in Clinical Psychology
and eventually earning a counseling license with the State of California. He now counsels as a License in Marriage and
Family Therapist (#46561) and continues to serve Cypress Church as a Pastor.
Ron is here to serve both his church and his community by
applying the timeless truth of scripture and the best insights of psychology to
the hurting needs of those around him.