Ronnie was called to Cowee in November 2009 to assist with the pastoral care of the congregation and to aid with the church’s senior adults and inreach/outreach ministries. He previously served on staff of Highlands First Baptist and is a former chaplain assistant at Wake Forest Hospital and Dorothea Dix Hospital.  Ronnie is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Susan Baldwin Branson and they are the parents of three children, Rebecca, MaryClaire and John.