Elect Lady Tonya Ringer was born in Washington, DC and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is the only child of Edward Brown (deceased) and Sharon Arnold. Lady Ringer was educated in the Dayton Public Schools system. She was a member of the Honor Society and graduated 6th in her class from Belmont High School in 1988. Lady Ringer went on to attend Miami University (Oxford, OH) where she majored in Accounting. At Miami University, Lady Ringer was in the Honors Program, a member of the Speaker’s Forum, a participant with Miami University Gospel Singers and actively involved with the College Democrats. After successfully completing two years at Miami University, Lady Ringer decided to leave to marry the love of her life, Bishop Kevin Ringer.
Bishop and Lady Ringer were married June 16, 1990. To this union were born four sons. Lady Ringer is now not just a mother of four sons but the grandmother of three girls. Lady Ringer was baptized in Jesus name February 26, 1989 and filled with the Holy Ghost, June 4, 1989. She has not only been diligent as a wife and mother, but also has worked beside her husband in ministry since he was first called to Pastor in 1991. Lady Ringer was called to minister in 1995 and has worked as Altar Worker’s director, Christian Education superintendent and Women’s Ministry president.
In 2009, Lady Ringer decided to complete what she started nearly twenty years before. Just as her first son was beginning his college career, Lady Ringer, too, decided to complete her educational pursuit. At thirty-nine years old she enrolled at Antioch University Midwest located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. By July, 2011 Lady Ringer had earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development.