Ron and Jody Zappia grew up in Northeastern Ohio and met in middle school. Later becoming high school sweethearts and marrying, they entered the business world, but were on the brink of divorce in their first year of marriage. It was then that they met Jesus and their lives were transformed, ultimately leading to a life of full-time vocational ministry. In the year 2000, Ron and Jody planted Highpoint Church. What started as a handful of people meeting in a basement, praying for God to move, has grown into a thriving multisite church reaching thousands each week in the western suburbs of Chicago and beyond. Highpoint Ministries, the teaching ministry of Pastor Ron, launched in 2013 and includes The Marriage Knot Conference, daily and weekly radio broadcasts on over 500 stations around North America, podcasts, and resources available online for download and purchase.