After extraordinarily successful and rewarding careers, Ron, a former world-class sprinter, police officer, military veteran, and US Postal Inspector, and Star, a retired postmaster, founded Sowing Seeds of Joy Ministries. Their passion to engage more African- Americans and people of color in global missions led to the creative birth this active ministry. This endeavor of faith catapulted them into total commitment and participation as mission mobilizers. Working as a dynamic husband and wife team, they bring tremendous zeal to this work.
As a bridge to the nations, Sowing Seeds of Joy engages Black, African American, and People of Color communities through cross-cultural missions training, discipleship, and spiritual formation for the
work of advancing
Our Life Together
To see Black, People of Color communities, and African American Kingdom Builders serve the diverse Kingdom of God with a spirit of excellence, empowering the Church to plant and water the hope of Jesus Christ on every continent.
Affirmation of Faith
Spirit of Excellence
The fulfillment of the Great Commission requires that the Church explicitly collaborates with one another in use of time, treasure, and talent to share the Gospel with the unreached peoples
of the world.
Commitment to Financial Integrity
I can tell you that both Ron and Star have been a huge encouragement to me and have propelled Missio Nexus forward in ways that I would never have guessed just a few years ago.
— Ted Esler, President of Missio Nexus
“Our whole team is ever aware of the shortness of time and the great need for laborers for the work of ministry. All of our efforts are to resource and strengthen the hands of the church.”
Ron currently serves as board chair for Missio Nexus and Star is the Co-Founder of Sowing Seeds of Joy. They are the creators of the Missionary Certification Program designed to develop and mobilize leaders. As ambassadors for the Great Commission, Perspective coordinators, and instructors, Trauma Healing facilitators, they have welcomed opportunities to further God’s kingdom agenda through various opportunities. Their travels have taken them to Haiti, Brazil, Belize, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, Philippines, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, and numerous cities throughout the US. Taking their call to disciple and mobilize others to the nations very seriously, Ron and Star seek to be a bridge to the nations, filling the gap between the whole body of Christ and the world's hurting communities. Their maxim is, whatever you do, make it count - experience God! Married for 40 years, they are the proud parents of two, and the grandparents of four.