Ron was born in 1952, in Toronto, in a Christian home. He came to know the Lord during a Boys Brigade meeting at the age of 9. The family moved to Ottawa in 1960 and then to Dorchester in ’63. At the age of 12, Ron was baptized with a good friend at Gladstone Baptist Church. In 1968, while working at Canadian Keswick, he met Lynda whom he eventually married in 1973.

After high school,Ron attended UWO and Ryerson Polytech graduating as a Landscape Architect. Moving back to Dorchester in 1974, he has worked in the landscape and construction industry until the present. The family attended Dorchester Baptist Church up until the merger with Summerside in 2000. Ron has served as deacon and elder for many years in both churches and led worship for many years as well. Ron and Lynda have led small groups through the years and continue to be involved in that. Ron and Lynda have 4 daughters Sarah, Emily, Beth, and Amanda and 12 grandchildren in Dorchester and Cambridge Ontario.

Ron is a founding director of Pioneers Canada (formerly WOF Canada) which has been a very rewarding area of service. Other community service includes Dorchester PUC 1986-97 and Thames Centre Council 2003-2006. Currently, Ron is an elder at Summerside and coach of the property team.