Ron comes on board this month as the Director of Camps & Programming. He’s a veteran of youth ministry who can’t wait to get started with Blueprint. Learn a little more about him below!
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:
I was born in California but raised in Texas so I can claim the best of both worlds. I love the beach and I also love Tex-Mex and Barbecue (essentials in Texas). I met Christ towards the end of my high school years. I studied Speech Communications at Texas Christian University and have a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. I have been married to my beautiful wife Bethany since June 2012. I’m an avid snow-skier having lived and worked in Vail, CO after college.
WHAT IS YOUR MINISTRY BACKGROUND?
During college, I had the opportunity to get my start in ministry at Laity Lodge Youth Camp where I worked for 3 summers. Over the last 18 years I’ve had the privilege of working with students both with Young Life and a variety of churches in San Antonio, Houston and Huntington Beach, CA. I’ve had a passion for missions for years and have lead a variety of international and domestic missions opportunities.
WHAT IS YOUR HISTORY WITH BP?
From 2006-2009, I served as the Director of High School Ministry at University United Methodist Church activities and worked with Dee Dee Sedgwick during my time there. Together we took a crew of adults and leaders to Memphis to serve with SOS (Service Over Self). After Dee Dee made the transition to Blueprint, I helped out with summer programming at a few camps and introduced Memorial Drive Presbyterian to Blueprint when I was their Youth Director in 2010.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT WORKING WITH BP?
I believe in this mission. Meeting tangible needs of homeowners is a great expression of the love of Christ. I also appreciate the dual priority of repairing homes but also caring for the homeowners. Displaying this kind of love opens the door to sharing the love of Jesus Christ with San Antonio. I believe home repair with Blueprint & care for the homeowners gives us a glimpse of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
IN YOUR FREE TIME, WHAT CAN WE FIND YOU DOING?
As an alumni of TCU, I’m a die-hard Horned Frog and you can anticipate me sharing my love of sports, food, movies and music with all of my friends. You can count on my support of the San Antonio Spurs and I will happily oblige any ticket offers to attend games in person. Bethany and I love food, music and television & movies. We love to entertain guests in our home and look forward to exploring San Antonio together.
IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Mexican Food. I’m pretty sure that heaven will be a buffet of Tex-Mex, Fajitas & Chips & Queso.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
When I was 8 years old, I won tickets to a Michael Jackson concert through a contest giveaway at Burger King. We got to see the “King of Pop” on the 2nd row. It was great!
I’m known to make random jingles and sing them loudly to help motivate myself to keep going during the long-days of ministry.
Ron, we are so excited to have you join our team!