Ben Walter grew up in Selinsgrove, PA.  After high school he joined the U.S. Army infantry and was stationed in Washington, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and South Korea.  He received a B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University in 2001 and a Masters of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary in 2011.  

Ben's theological convictions regarding peace and nonviolence led him to the Mennonite Church.  He joined the pastoral team at Ripple in 2011.  Ben is passionate about social justice and continually learning how to be anti-racist.  He enjoys hip hop, jazz, weight training, and eating; and also owns and operates a house painting business.