Rev. Ron Ballew is an ordained United Church of Christ minister. Pastor Ron is an Oblate of the Holy Wisdom Monastery, an ecumenical Benedictine community located near Madison, Wisconsin, which practices prayer, hospitality, justice and respect for all of creation. As an advocate for race equality in the criminal justice system Pastor Ron spent several months in training with the Milwaukee Police Academy to be a part of their citizens support teams. He also spent 9 weeks in training with the Milwaukee FBI headquarters to be a part of their citizens’ support teams.