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RON GREER, an ordained United Methodist minister, is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, where he has served for over 40 years. He is a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Ron is the author of five books.  His most recent book, The Quiet House: Reflections on the Loss of a Spouse, is a series of personal reflections following the loss a spouse in which he offers paths toward healing, restoration, and eventual transition into a new life that lies ahead.

His previous book, The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind, is a call for compassion and a guide for engaging that compassion, effectively and meaningfully.  It is about uniting our heartfelt empathy with acts of kindness that make a difference in the lives of others.

Ron has also written Now That They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Adult Children.  The transition for parents can be difficult as their children mature into young adults. This book is about helping develop loving relationships while respecting the adulthood of our sons and daughters.

In 2009 he authored If You Know Who You Are, You’ll Know What to Do: Living with Integrity. This book is written for those who want to lead lives of faith with integrity and character – discerning who they are and what they believe, then matching those convictions with how they live each day.

He is also the author of Markings on the Windowsill: A Book About Grief That’s Really About Hope. In this book, inspired by the tragic death of their son, he writes of the hope and life that is ahead for those who courageously engage their grief and give it a voice.

Ron is a frequent speaker at conferences, churches and organizations on a variety of issues including parenting young adults, grief and its healing, integrity, personal growth and marriage enrichment.

A native of Louisiana, Ron has a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Divinity from Emory University and a Master of Theology in pastoral counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Ron and his late wife Karen were married for 49 years. He is the proud dad of two adult children - Patrick and Brooke - and grandfather of three delightful grandsons.