Ronald Bonner

Ronald S. Bonner Sr. Is Associate Pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, GA for Community Engagement with responsibilities for evangelism, outreach, service, and advocacy. He has produced two webinars in the Poverty and Justice series, with three more in development. In his Diversity and Justice role, he is responsible for developing an antiracism curriculum for the congregation. Before his current Call, Pastor Bonner served as the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, GA, for ten years. He also served as the Manager for Multicultural Resources for Augsburg Fortress Publishers in Minneapolis, MN. Pastor Bonner was ordained in The United Church of Christ through Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, to his first Called position as the Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity for the United Church of Christ. Pastor Bonner is also the author of No Bigotry Allowed: Losing the Spirit of Fear, a resource for the 2016 Southeastern Leadership Convocation of the ELCA and The Seat, a short story looking at issues of radicalized law enforcement and the editor of 3 religious devotionals. Currently, he is working on a D.MIN at Candler School of Religion and a Master’s Certificate in Public Policy Design and the Harvard Kennedy School. Three of pastor Bonner’s foundational and favorite scriptures are Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God,” Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation; to everyone that believeth.” Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the Realm of God….” One of his favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt. “We gain strength and courage, and confidence by each experience…we must do that which we think we cannot.”

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