Ron Bell is senior pastor of Camphor Memorial UMC, a 100-year-old congregation in St. Paul, MN. He is a regular guest columnist for the Saint Paul Monitor and has published multiple articles and other work. He hosts an ongoing webinar series on Trauma and Empathy, which he’s led at several universities, including St. Paul College, Bethel University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an active presenter/teacher at non-profit agencies and other organizations. Ron holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in philosophy and theology, and has done trauma certification training at Rutgers University School of Social Work. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.