Ron Edmondson is a pastor, teacher and church leadership consultant. Ron has led in two church plants and is currently Senior Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Immanuel is a historic church with a bright future and is currently in a tremendous growth period during Ron's tenure. Ron believes the church should be a positive influencer for change in a community.

Ron spent over 20 years in the business world. Beginning to work at the age of 12, Ron worked in the grocery business through high school, spent 10 years in retail management, and then became self-employed until entering the ministry 14 years ago. In business, Ron owned an insurance agency, which was one of the fastest growing in the state, and a small manufacturing facility employing over 35 people. Additionally, Ron served as an elected city councilperson and vice-mayor and on dozens of national, state, and local non-profit boards.

Ron has an undergraduate from Austin Peay State University, and two master's degrees -- one, a seminary degree, from Luther Rice and one in organizational leadership from Eastern University.

Ron blogs almost daily at You can find him online on Twitter and Facebook. Ron has been a part of online ministry for over 15 years. An avid runner, Ron's greatest moments are found spending time with his wife and two grown sons and a daughter-in-law.


Workshop Session 1: 10 Mistakes Made in Church Revitalization
We've learned a lot about revitalizing a church. In this time together, we will share 10 of the mistakes we made (or avoided because we knew better). Come learn and hang out for questions.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 324

Workshop Session 2: Handling the Church Bully
Every church has them – the person who wants to abuse power to get their way. How do you deal with a church bully and still hold on to your Christianity?
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 316

Workshop Session 3: Building Healthy Teams
Every church and organization is built of people and teams. The only way to have a healthy organization is to have a healthy team. Ron will share some common characteristics in building healthy team environments. (This has been one of Ron's more popular breakouts.)
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 316

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