About Ron

Ron Chin is a Bay Area native, and graduated from Stanford University and UC Berkeley. He worked in high-tech (Tandem Computers and PeopleSoft) for over ten years. During his time at PeopleSoft, he began writing professionally; first as a curriculum developer and later as a technical writer. After Ron went to work for a start-up company, he was laid off from his job.  During this time of unemployment, Ron went on a life-changing missions trip to Malawi in Africa.  After he returned from the trip, he felt that God was calling him into full-time ministry.  He completed a degree from Fuller Seminary, and then served as an associate pastor in San Francisco for almost six years. In 2013, Ron’s first book, A Stanford Degree Won’t Get You into Heaven, was published.

Ron and his wife Jill, who is a piano teacher, purchased a house in Fremont, California in 2017 and built an in-law unit for Ron’s mother. This experience led him to write his latest book, How to Build an In-Law Unit in California.



How to Build an In-Law Unit in California, Inspire Press, 2nd Ed. 2020

Waiting on God in a High-Speed Culture, Xulon Press, 2016

A Stanford Degree Won’t Get You into Heaven, Xulon Press, 2013



BS Industrial Engineering, Stanford University

MBA, UC Berkeley

MA Theology, Fuller Seminary