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Ralph began his work with Evangelism Resources February 18th, 2005. He earned an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration in 1976, and a B.S.degree from United Wesleyan College in English Bible/ Theology in 1987. He then continued his education with a Masters of Divinity degree (1991) and a Th.M. in Missions and Evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1994. In 2003 he was ordained by the Wesleyan Church.
Ralph originates from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. His Mennonite ancestors arrived in America in 1717. He married his wife, Grace, in 1988 and they have two children, Laurel and Annie. Ralph went on a short-term mission work trip to Sierra Leone with the Wesleyan Church in 1985, and the Yoders were appointed as missionaries to Liberia in 1994. An accident resulting in quadriplegia prevented this from occurring. Ralph served as an Extended Learning Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary's E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism from 2002-04 before joining the staff at Evangelism Resources.
Life Verse: Deuteronomy 31:8 - "The Lord Himself goes with you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged."
Ralph's Testimony: "I trusted in Jesus watching a Billy Graham Crusade on TV in a one-room cabin in the woods in eastern Pennsylvania in 1981. The counselor suggested I find new friends which led me to a Bible study, and that led me to joining a local Wesleyan Church, where I was accepted with my long hair and clean bibbed overalls. My call to missions began in a conference with missionary Paul Shea (George Beverly Shea's grandson) from Sierra Leone, who urged us to get as much education as possible with as little debt as possible. I enrolled in the Allentown United Wesleyan College and started working at AT&T a mile away the same month, paying nearly all my bills as I went. I turned in a suggestion at work, and one year later, in the very week I needed $3,500 for a mission trip to Sierra Leone, I was awarded $10,000, confirming my call to missions. From there I came to Asbury, and the rest of my story is written above. I have thoroughly enjoyed working here at ER in this capacity and know God's hand is on my life."