Ron Toews has been farmer, pastor, prof, mediator and church leadership coach. All those opportunities shape his current ministry as a transitional pastor, helping churches get “from here to there” on mission for Jesus. Ron has pastored two urban churches, served two police services in chaplaincy ministry, and served in various denominational ministries. He holds a D. Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL. Married 40 years, Ron and his wife Dianne have been profoundly impacted by the sudden death of their son in 2007. Mystery and grace, lament and insight, tears and shalom—these mark the pathway on which Ron’s new normal unfolds.