Ronda Bower

Family and Education Ministry

Email: rbower(at)

Ronda Bower, Pastoral Associate for Family and Educational Ministry, has been at NCC since June 2006. Ronda moved to Chicago from Florida where she had worked as Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry; Director of Christian Education; and an elementary and middle school classroom teacher.  Ronda graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska, majoring in elementary education and Director of Christian Education.

Ronda is the mother of two and is married to Rev. Dr. Thomas Bower.  Thom and Ronda enjoy clowning around, having a combined 45 years experience in clown ministry.  Together they lead Proverbial Fools, an organization dedicated to seeking wisdom and justice through performance art, ritual action, and religious education.