Dr. Ty McDonald holds an earned master’s degree in Theological Studies and an earned PhD in Theology. A politician, she’s served as a high school teacher and a soft skills trainer. McDonald is the founder and senior pastor of Bold Church, Bastrop, Texas, which she pastors with her husband, Ronnie. They also own the Ruach Group Communications, an Austin, Texas based national consulting firm, offering leadership and soft sills training, training for aspiring political candidates and rural governmental officials, as well as rural community development strategies. Dr. McDonald resides in Bastrop, Texas with her husband and 3 children.