Father Ronald Wayne Young, OMI, was born in North Hollywood, California. After completing his bachelor’s Degree in theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1982, he joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1983. He completed his Master’s Degree in Theology in 1987 at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. In Rome, he studied Missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and received his Doctorate in 2000. He has taught at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas and is presently Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.