Born in Rochester, New York, to parents, John A. Ritzenthaler and Maryann Heart Ritzenthaler (O”Grady) and lived in the Rochester area till 1978. Pastor Ritzenthaler graduated with a degree in Fashion Retail from Bryant and Straton Collage in 1978, and was employed in the retail industry till 2008. Pastor Ritzenthaler is married to wife Diane and has two daughters, Jessie and Casey.
In January of 2009, Pastor Ritzenthaler was assigned under the supervision of Pastor Mike Netznik, to the Aundried-Jeansville United Methodist Church. Pastor Ritzenthaler is active in youth ministries, Mountain Top Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis
God has been most generous and has shown His grace throughout Pastor Ritzenthaler’s life. Pastor Ritzenthaler wants others to know Christ and experience how great life is in Christ. He wants all to know the love Christ has for each one of us, a love that is so great that He died for our sins, even a death on a cross.