Ralph is from Western Pennsylvania and has served in youth ministry for over 20 years; including 15 years at Evangel. He has a passion for connecting and nurturing teens in their relationship with Christ. Ralph is married to Amy, who is a Child Development Specialist and works with children ages birth-three in the greater Springfield area.
Ralph and Amy have 3 children, Noah a Junior in college majoring in Graphic Design, Zachary a Senior in high school who loves Parkour and playing the guitar, and Melody a 6th grader who enjoys dancing, piano and animals.
Ralph loves competing, whether it’s playing on the church softball team, running a 5K, surviving a Tough Mudder or an eating contest with the teenagers. He has a deep passion for missions, having been on more than 20 mission trips in five countries and five US states. Ralph also enjoys the arts, gardening, playing games and routing for his beloved Pittsburgh sports teams.