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!
18 May 2020

It’s Time to Make a Plan

By |2020-05-20T13:52:32-07:00May 18th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Most of the country is still closed down. Some of it however, is opening back up again! If your leadership is anything like mine, they are stressed out. There’s a whole bunch of new guidelines they are trying to follow …

1 May 2020


By |2020-05-01T11:38:20-07:00May 1st, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

You might feel a little bit like Ansley Higginbotham right now.

Whether you’re a parent or a youth worker in the lives of students, this tension is real:

One thing I’ve noticed:
Even a pandemic cannot seem to stop the

20 Apr 2020

Wannabe Barista

By |2020-04-23T10:10:30-07:00April 20th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

I’m a wannabe barista. I love coffee, and love competent latte art. (For those who are into such things, my favorite drink is a straight two-shot whole-milk traditional cappuccino with no flavor. This is the drink espresso was created by …

13 Apr 2020

Close the Door

By |2020-04-13T07:06:28-07:00April 13th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

You guys,

I have a 3-year-old and she is always leaving the back door to our deck open. Not such a great thing when you also have a 1-year-old ready to escape at any moment.

Enter COVID-19. Friends, I’m with …

6 Apr 2020

Take Care of Yourself

By |2020-04-06T12:33:56-07:00April 6th, 2020|Leadership|1 Comment

“Be right back I’m gonna hang out with some friends!”

“Hey, let me just relax and watch the game for a little bit.”

“I’m gonna run out to the coffee shop and sit and people watch for a while.”

It’s …

1 Apr 2020

Oops. You Got In Trouble.

By |2020-04-01T07:36:12-07:00April 1st, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Let’s face it. Sometimes youth pastors get a bad rap. We get blamed for messes we didn’t make, called out for fights we didn’t start, and accused of throwing a Jacuzzi party in the baptistery.

That last one wasn’t me.