Pastor Swift holds a Masters in Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. Ron received training as a lay caregiver at the Center for Loss and Life Transition under the direction of Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt and participated as a volunteer in the educational program offered by Olivia’s House in York, Pennsylvania for children and teens and their parents suffering the grief and loss resulting from the death of a loved one. Ron also attended trainings offered by Dr. Larry Crabb through the School of Spiritual Direction. Ron has acted as a retreat organizer, camp dean and teacher at both the local church and conference levels. Ron and his wife, Carol, reside in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.