Ben Walter grew up in Selinsgrove, PA located in central Pennsylvania. After high school he joined the Army infantry for three years and was stationed in Washington and Korea. He received a B.S. in nutrition from Penn State in 2001 and a M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in 2011. Ben enjoys listening to music, reading, lifting weights, and learning about many things. Some of his favorite musicians are Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Blackalicious, and Breakestra. His favorite authors include Henri Nouwen and James Cone, among others. Ben joined the pastoral team at Ripple in December 2011, after serving for eight years as a volunteer youth worker at Selinsgrove Church of the Nazarene.