Ryan joined The Valley team in June of 2021. Jesus changed Ryan’s life when he began attending church for the first time at the age of fifteen. After feeling a call to full-time pastoral ministry, Ryan earned ministry degrees from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Ashland Theological Seminary. As a part of The Valley family, Ryan is excited about seeing Jesus impact every area of people’s lives. Ryan grew up in Marion, Ohio, but spent 13 years as a full-time youth pastor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ryan loves spending time with his family, playing board games, reading, exercising, and drinking coffee. Ryan is married to his awesome wife Jamie, and they have two energetic and imaginative boys: Toby and Huck.
At the Valley, Ryan runs point on our Journey study for new believers, life groups, service teams, and our connections team. If you are looking for a place to find community, serve, or grow in your faith, he would love to hear from you.