Rev. Ron Foster

Lead Pastor

Rev. Ron is passionate about finding creative ways to make faith real and engaging for people of all ages. Connecting this ancient path of following Jesus to our 21st century lives, he loves to put the Gospel in conversation with contemporary culture, current events, and everyday situations. He enjoys hanging out with youth, talking with children, teaching adults, and engaging in hands-on mission alongside of others. Prior to coming to SPUMC in July of 2014, he served churches in Boonsboro, Reisterstown, and Bethesda.

His other loves include basketball (playing pick-up and watching way too much ESPN), photography, soccer, travel, writing, kayaking, and music of all kinds. Currently he is working on a Lilly-funded project called Framing Holiness: Photography as a Way of Prayer.

A graduate of Princeton University (’83) and Duke Divinity School (’86), he has been an adjunct faculty member at Wesley Theological Seminary for the last nine years and co-authored The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soultending in Youth Ministry with his good friend, Kenda Creasy Dean.

Rev. Ron and his wife, Holly, have two grown daughters, Christine and Sara. Holly works just down the street from their home in Eastport at Spinsheet/Proptalk. She is an avid sailor and captains Alcor, an old but beloved 30-foot Catalina docked in Clements Creek.