Ray is passionate about music and worship, serving, and seeing people become Christ followers. He is married to Arlene and together they have 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Since graduating from Northwest University with a Bachelors Degree in Music, Ray served as minister of music for 36 years in 3 churches. He presently works with the Developmental Disabilities Administration for the state of Washington. Some of his activities include playing in Tuxedo Junction Big Band, accompanying, hiking, family activities, and is a huge UW Huskies fan.