About Ray

Hi, this is Ray. Thanks for checking out my web site, RayChilders.com, I’m a retired Research Scientist from Eli Lilly and Company, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

I launched this site, “Existence: Why Your Worldview Matters”, in 2016, to begin to share some of what I’ve discovered along the way – that being able to tie the past, present and future together in one “model” makes for a relatively stress free life. My initial plan was to write one new post per week. As the first draft of my book evolved, my posting schedule became protracted. Now that the first draft is complete, I plan to post more frequently.

I was born and raised in southern California, where I did undergraduate research at and received my B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCLA in 1967. I then attended graduate school at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana where I earned my Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1972. After postgraduate study on the structure and function of peptides and proteins, Eli Lilly and Company hired me in 1974. I worked in Indianapolis for 26 years as a research scientist in the Pharmaceutical Product Development component.

It’s been an interesting journey from teaching Darwinian Evolution to research scientist to Christ follower to public speaker to author.  Looking backwards, it all makes some sense, but I had no idea, at the time, that the voyage would land me where I find myself today. In addition to hard working parents, I can recall several mentors who have been instrumental in getting me to this point, namely professors Bill Libby, Rupert Wentworth and John Whitcomb.

I am currently on staff with CBMC Indiana, where I am involved in Operation Timothy, Leadership Coach Training and the Marketplace Ambassador initiative.

I’ve been married for 46 years to my wife, Lisa:

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we have two grown children who each have two children, so life is good ! We enjoy travelling and outdoor sports. Today, Lisa provides me the support to move forward with this entire, “Existence” project.

Writing the book, “Existence”, is helping me to realize my passion and to communicate my excitement about not only knowing “the end of the story”, but having developed an understanding of that which rationally connects that “end” with the “beginning of the story”. My grasp of the “meat” of the story has been a great personal source of rest, hope, peace and joy. I hope to be able to help others reach a similar comfort level in their own lives.