Ron: July 18
Jean: June 18
ANNIVERSARY: July 6
Jean and Ron met over 54 years ago, married and now have 4 children and 12 – almost 13 grandchildren. They both hail from New England but moved West and lived 30 years in Montana. They entered full time ministry in 1993 after Ron graduated from Denver Seminary.
In 2006 they answered the call to pastor a small church in a remote village on Kodiak Island. Since that time Alaska has become their preferred earthly home. After 9 years on the Island they served a stint with a support ministry. Sensing a pull back to rural pastoral ministry they accepted a call to pastor in the Native Community of Kluti-Kaah and Copper Center Alaska where they currently reside. At 70-something they have no plans to retire and hope to finish their life of ministry among the Ahtna people of the Copper Center area.