Ryan grew up in a Christian home with parents who loved Jesus. He completed his undergrad at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA and his M.A. in Theology from Central Seminary in Plymouth, MN. After 11 years working for a large financial corporation, in August 2020, God opened the door for Ryan to join the staff at First Baptist Church.
Ryan has been married to his wife Joy since 2008. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter. Besides Jesus, his wife and children are God’s greatest gift to him. Ryan is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ. He enjoys working with the teens, reading lots of books, golf, iced espresso, and watching Minnesota sports teams.