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Rad Yates (Strongsville, Ohio) began ringing handbells in 1999 at St. Joseph Church in Strongsville. He is a founding member and the Business Manager of Celebration Ringers. Rad has enjoyed ringing in 40+ festivals in 12 states and 3 foreign countries. Rad and Patty recently served for two years as the Handbell Musicians of America Co-chairs for the State of Ohio. Rad rings in the St Jospeh Catholic Church bell choir and the Strongsville United Methodist bell choir as well as schlepping for his wife, Patty, with all her choirs. In his other life, Rad enjoys spending time with his wife, Patty, their four children, their spouses and eighteen grandchildren. Although he doesn’t coach youth soccer any more, Rad says that handbell ringing is a great team sport!

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