Pastor Alexander Ring attended Bethany Lutheran College and Mankato State University for a BS in Elementary Education. He went on to Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary and was ordained at Parkland Lutheran church in 1992, where he served as an upper grade teacher and as Assistant Pastor. He has also served as a pastor and teacher at Lakewood Lutheran school. While he continues to assist in pastoral duties at Parkland, since 2009 he has served full time as a teacher in the upper grades and as academic dean. He is married with one child.