Ralph serves as Interim Executive Director of Lifework Leadership of Orlando. Ralph, along with Larry Kreider, are the Founding Partners of Lifework Leadership. Ralph is President and CEO of Veerman & Associates (V&A), a philanthropic consulting company. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, IL and a Master's in Social Work (M.S.W.) and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois. As a young non-profit executive, Veerman was Senior Vice President of Prison Fellowship USA, Washington D.C. In 1984 he moved to Orlando, where he was President of Ligonier, a Christian Education publishing venture before founding his consulting firm, V&A, in 1988. In his work at V&A, Veerman assists foundations, corporations, and individuals as a philanthropic advisor.
Veerman is on the Boards of Trinity Forum Europe, London; Friends of Wycliffe Hall Oxford USA; and Excelsis, Orlando. He is also in the College of Elders at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Veerman demonstrates his character as an optimist and he is still celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016, after 108 years! He and his wife, Lynne, have four children and numerous grandchildren.