Ron & Angela Oltmanns met in Singapore in 1989. That was home for Angela since primary school even though she had lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia before then. Ron was born in Venezuela and grew up in New Mexico (USA). Both were Christians before they met and after several years, they decided to do life together in 1993. Two years later they moved to Texas and started a new business while writing and traveling.
Two boys came along after 2001, and they whole family moved to China in 2011 where they spent two years in downtown Shanghai (Lujiazui district, Pudong). While living in the Manhattan of China, the family drew closer toward Christ and each other as they lived ordinary Christian lives there. Ron worked as an independent business consultant and the two boys, previously home-schooled and also privately schooled in a classical Christian school (hybrid model), bravely embraced the opportunity to learn Chinese by immersion in the public Chinese school in Shanghai. They
are finishing their manuscript “Back to the Cross: Surprising Truths from Shanghai” and developing their next project.