Ralph was raised in a Christian home and was saved at the age of nine. It was in his home church during an evangelistic meeting that Ralph responded to an invitation. The Holy Spirit was convicting him of his sin. Ralph went forward and received the Lord Jesus as his Savior. After graduation from Northern Lebanon High School, Ralph attended and graduated from Pinebrook Junior College. In the 2-year program at Pinebrook, Ralph's course of study was Bible and education. He is also a 1985 graduate of the CEF Institute, Warrenton, MO.
Ralph has served as the coordinator of CEF of Eastern PA Summer Missionary Training School for 23 years. This 2-week training school prepares teens, college students, and adults to effectively teach 5 Day Clubs.
Ralph's ministry verse is Romans 9:2 "That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart." Just as Paul had continual sorrow for the unsaved, Ralph also desires that same concern.