Ron will work with Congregational Care and Adult Discipleship. Ron received his B.S. in Education from Clarion University and his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts and comes to us from the United Methodist church. He retired after 42 years of pastoral service and moved to this area from Pennsylvania. During Ron’s ministry he served for 7 years on the mission field (1 year in Costa Rica and 6 in Mexico, teaching at the John Wesley Methodist Seminary). He, also, currently teaches one class a semester in a seminary in Palm Bay.
Ron is married to Bonnie and has 3 children (Andrew, Stephanie and Ryan). The youngest, Ryan is a student at Heritage High School. Ron is also a proud grandfather to 6 grandchildren. The Hipwell’s love to travel and enjoy God’s creation.