Ray is Pastor of Student Ministries at Heartland Community Church in Normal, Illinois (insert “normal” joke here). He is a graduate of Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He has served in many different areas of ministry since embracing Christ at 18 years old. He has been married to his wife, Mindy, since 1991 and they have a son, Josiah (1998) and a daughter, Ashtyn (2000). He is passionate about Christ, family, relationships, scripture, making disciple makers, sports, coffee, food, especially spicy food, and people. Ray has a desire to teach others how to share their faith and loves connecting with people.