Roni has over 20 years of experience in addictions recovery and pastoral counseling, he has a Bachelor of Arts in ministry and is an ordained minister of Dunklin Memorial Church.
Roni and his wife Vivian moved to Colombia South America to become the executive director and Senior Pastor of Canaan City of Refuge. Roni and his team developed a 45-acre farm into a thriving recovery community with a bakery and agriculture as industries to support the farm. Canaan eventually became a training center for Latin America to establish Cities of Refuge in that region. It was in Colombia that Roni did extensive counseling with missionaries and pastors on burn-out and life controlling issues.