Ron is engaged in the transformational effort of connecting people to God through the power of Jesus Christ. This effort includes helping people come to a knowledge of God through Scripture, to a relationship with Him through faith, to an experience with Him throughworship, and to a joy in Him through service to others.
Ron has had the privilege of serving in rural, suburban and urban ministries as well as serving in churches that range in size from 100 to 6,000. While living in Chicago for 9 years, Ron served churches in South Shore, Cicero, Near North Side, and Rogers Park. For the last 18 years, his ministries have been based in rural congregations. His heritage and experience have given him a broad and welcoming heart for people of all generations and cultures.
Themes in Ron’s ministry are Biblical expositional teaching, discipleship, evangelism, missions, reconciliation, worship and prayer. Pastor Ron also serves as a member of the Kwayedza Advocacy Alliance to minister to the needs of widows and orphans of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. Further, he serves on the Urban Camp ministry team of Timber-lee Ministries.
Zach Christians came to East Troy Bible Church in 2015 and he serves as our Associate Pastor to Families with Youth. Zach was born and raised in eastern Iowa in the town of Duduque. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a child through the faith of his parents and their efforts to be diligent in family devotions. It was through the ministry at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wisconsin that Zach made Jesus the Lord of his life where he started to learn what it meant to live for Jesus and not be a Christian by name only. Which is funny given his last name…
Zach began in ministry during the summer of 2004 when he served as a camp counselor at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, Colorado. In 2005 he landed his first Youth Ministry position as a part-time Jr. High Pastor/Intern. From there Zach faithfully served full-time in churches ever since ranging from Texas, to Wisconsin, to Iowa, and then back to Wisconsin to East Troy Bible Church. Zach has a passion to see people come to faith in Jesus, especially students, and to see that relationship transform lives through authentic and intentional discipleship. Pastor Zach holds a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science (BAS) from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas as well as a Master’s in Transformational Leadership (MATL) from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Zach is married to his wife Rachel whom he met at Camp Redcloud the summer of 2004. They were married in 2007 and have two boys Graham and Elliott. As a family they love hiking and exploring new places live by the motto of living on adventure every day, even in the simple and small things. Zach is an avid fisherman and loves to spend time outdoors. He has a passion for Wisconsin sports, including the Green Bay Packers, hockey, and anything automotive. He loves the snow and cold which makes Wisconsin a great fit for him.
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