Pastor outlines a vision of ministry and mission that:
Openly and honestly celebrates God’s grace in Jesus Christ
Worships God and serves neighbor with energy, intelligence, imagination and love
Warmly welcomes and invites all of God’s children into the ministry and mission of the church
Proclaims the gospel in a digital age
Ron arrives at St. James following vibrant ministries in North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. With degrees from Wofford College (B.A.), The University of South Carolina (M.A.), Union Presbyterian Seminary (M.Div.) and Florida State University (Ph.D.), Ron brings extensive teaching experience along with a love of God’s children of all ages to the church.
Among the fun facts about Ron is that he and his daughter Lydia, who will be a freshman at Virginia Tech this fall, travel the United States every summer in hopes of eventually visiting every ballpark in Major League Baseball. Ron and Lydia have one dog, a Boston terrier named Wofford (after one of Ron’s alma maters), who will be coming with them to central Pennsylvania.