Life Groups and NextGen Pastor
Ryan invests both in children and their parents through Riverview’s NextGen Ministry.
“I’m privileged to walk alongside parents on the journey towards lasting faith in the next generation,” Ryan says. That walk includes investing time with families in their daily lives, which is why Ryan spends much of his free time at high school basketball games, soccer fields and local FCA activities.
Ryan gets excited when believers catch a vision for biblical community and authentic fellowship, core goals of Riverview’s life groups. One of his favorite quotes is from missionary martyr Jim Elliot: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
Ryan grew up in a family of six in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became a Christian at age 10. He earned a double major in Children and Family Ministry and Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently completing a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His hobbies include hunting, golf and drowning worms. Ryan recently proposed to his soon-to-be wife, Abbie and they are excited to get married later this year.