Ron Fleming and his wife Pam, live in Newport and have been parishioners at Emmanuel Church since April 2013. Ron was born into a Northern Baptist tradition, changing to a Methodist Church in his teens. In the 1990’s Pam and Ron began worshipping at an Episcopalian Church, Christ Church, in Needham, MA. Ron was confirmed at Christ Church in 1999, where he served as a youth group advisor. Ron has participated in many missionary home rebuilding trips, including three to Biloxi, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Ron retired from a forty year career in behavioral health, where he devoted much of his time and effort to securing high quality services for persons experiencing an addiction to alcohol or drugs.