Ronald Dean Stephens was born on October 19, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received BA degrees in Physics and Mathematics from DePauw University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He has worked for more than 45 years in the electronics industry, including as president of three different companies designing and manufacturing precision crystal oscillators that are essential to our commercial and military space programs, including the GPS system. He is currently president of Q-Tech Corp in California. Ron and his wife Kathy have four beautiful children, Meghan, Rebecca, Jennifer and Michael. Ron has written poetry and prose continuously for over 50 years, exploring the meaning of life, and focused on his interests in philosophy, religion, and science.
Ron was born again at the age of 12 and belonged to a Baptist church. Being interested in world religions, and studying them, he joined the Baha'i Faith for several years in his 50's and early 60's, before joining the Catholic Church at the age of 65.