Ray is an awesome addition to the staff here at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert. He will be bringing an enthusiasm for Christ’s love to the Youth and Family Ministry. Click on Ray’s picture or his name to read more…..
A conversation with Ray
Tell us about your family
Ray and his wife Jenny have been married for 22 years. They have two daughters Hayley and Brandi. Ray’s parents live in Mesa, AZ. He has one sister Candi. Her family lives in California.
Where were you born?
Ray was born in Silver Cross hospital in Joliet, Illinois. Grew up on Crest Hill, Illinois until the age of 15 when the family moved to sunny Mesa, Az.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Ray’s mother has been an inspiration, source of wisdom and knowledge, and supporter for Ray throughout his life. Ray definitely wouldn’t be the same person without his mom in his life!
What was your first job?
His first official job was at Peter Piper Pizza but before that as a youth, Ray cut lawns nd shoveled snow for neighbors to earn money.
Describe your ideal day.
Exploring God’s country in a 4×4, on a quad or riding a wave runner in one of our awesome lakes in Arizona. We have been truly blessed with God’s creations of great beauty here in Arizona.
Discerning the Living words of God in the Bible, spending time with family, and definitely football season. Go Cardinals!
When you meet God, what do you want to say to him?
Thank you for your forgiveness, grace & mercy! I love you Lord! Thank you for never giving up on me and being there for me even when I turned my back on you and was angry and cold hearted.
What do you like most about your job?
Ray enjoys the mission work, connecting with youth, having great conversations, and watching youth’s relationships with Jesus grow!
Click here to contact Ray via email, or call the church office at 480-892-9166