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About Ronald

I'm the middle school pastor at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX and have been doing student ministry for over a decade. My wife and I have been married for 12 years and we have three wonderful daughters! I love small group ministry, playing ridiculous games, Dr Pepper and Taco Bell. I also love watching students grow in their walk with Jesus!
15 Apr 2021

Let’s Have the Swimsuit Debate

By |2021-04-16T12:37:55-07:00April 15th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

If there is one incredible gift last summer’s lockdowns gave us youth workers, it was a blessed reprieve from the annual swimsuit dress code debates.  Things are starting to reopen, and we have less time this year for navel-gazing as …

9 Apr 2021

Start Asking for Help

By |2021-04-09T06:23:46-07:00April 9th, 2021|Youth Pastor Life|0 Comments

I had a really good conversation with my counselor the other day (let’s normalize mental health OK?).

She had asked me a question that I just did not get. I kept on trying to come up with answers but I …

30 Mar 2021

That Spring Slump Hits Different

By |2021-03-30T19:18:59-07:00March 30th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

Post-apocalypse life has meant that this year, the Spring Slump is hitting a little differently.

I don’t know about you, but every year we go through some type of slump in the spring. Maybe it’s because the school year is …

17 Mar 2021

Untie Your Shoes!

By |2021-03-22T09:00:16-07:00March 17th, 2021|Youth Ministry Hacks|0 Comments

Like most mid-thirties guys, I’m thinking about being healthy.

One of the way I try to do my part to be eating pizza and drinking coke until I’m 70 and the grandfather of the youth group is by working out. …

15 Feb 2021

Leading Through the Mess

By |2021-02-12T14:26:35-08:00February 15th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

I don’t know if life and ministry has ever been as messy as it has been over the past 11 months.  I imagine your story is similar.  If we, as grown people are struggling to process all of the change, …

9 Feb 2021

Black History Month and Youth Ministry

By |2021-02-09T09:08:45-08:00February 9th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

As a black youth pastor and 16-year youth ministry veteran, I’ve never seen this much hype in the broader culture around black history month. It seems as though everyone is jumping onto the bandwagon to specifically acknowledge African Americans like …

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