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!
25 Mar 2020

Being Married to a Youth Pastor

By |2020-03-25T09:12:57-07:00March 25th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Ministry and Marriage: Navigating Together

Navigating the world of student ministry with your spouse post-marriage can be challenging in several unexpected ways. Suddenly all of the “normal” adjustments attached with being a newlywed were seemingly put on hold as my …

24 Mar 2020


By |2020-03-24T09:30:42-07:00March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For most of us, the thought of transitioning brings a certain level of anxiety. If we’re honest, most of us would rather get a root canal that we don’t need than go through the process of interviewing, moving, and starting …

23 Mar 2020


By |2020-03-24T09:35:15-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Teaching|0 Comments


  1. The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea; in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.

News flash: sometimes we take the Bible out of context.

It can be all too …

21 Mar 2020

This Week’s Podcast Network

By |2020-03-21T10:21:34-07:00March 21st, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

A collection of shows to help you win in youth ministry. The network is led by the longest-running podcast in youth ministry history, The DYM Podcast!

Here’s a quick rundown of the shows posted this week as well as some …

18 Mar 2020

Smart Parents and Smart Phones

By |2020-03-11T08:31:10-07:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recently I did a parenting workshop called Smart Parents & Smart Phones. It helped many families launch engaging discussions with their teenagers about the use of technology. This is the third year in a row that I have done …