Pastor Ralph has been blessed to serve Christ in Pittsfield since 2013, coming from 20 years of ministry in Vermont. He is trained in spiritual direction and Bridges Out of Poverty leadership. He is passionate about serving Christ here in the Berkshires, where there is simultaneously so much wonderful cultural life, and yet so much personal and social suffering. He is excited to help FUMC Pittsfield and our community work together on inner spiritual development, effective community building and compassionate relationship building in ways that reflect how Jesus Christ actually lived and served. He is married to Rev. Ingrid Lukas and has four children and twin grandsons.