Dr. Ross Porter: Former Presbyterian Elder
Ross was raised a Baptist. He joined the Presbyterian Church, at 16, when his father, a Christian Scientist, became a Christian. As an adult, he first tried the world of business before heading back to school to obtain a Ph.D.in Clinical Psychology and eventually a M.Div. for Fuller Theological Seminary. After seminary he was ordained a Presbyterian elder. While a candidate for ordination, Ross made a pilgrimage to Italy, where he learned about the Benedictine monastic tradition and also met the Pope. These events started him upon his journey to the Catholic Church, in which he was received in 1992.