Ralph Kunkel is a 1978 graduate of Haltom High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Texas. Kunkel has worked as an employee benefits consultant for more than 30 years. He is currently a senior consultant with MHBT Inc., an employee benefits consulting and risk management firm in Dallas.
Kunkel is a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, where he serves as a teenage bible study teacher and a deacon.
Kunkel and his wife, Sharon, a graduate of Richland High School, live in North Richland Hills and have two children, Laura and Andrew, who both graduated from Birdville High School. Laura works for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington D.C. Andrew is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and works in the film industry in Los Angeles.