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About

My name is Ryan and I want to take a minute to welcome you to my site. If this is your first time or you’re just checking things out, here’s my life in a few bullet points…

  • I’m originally from Corvalis, Oregon.

  • Jesus saved me at the age of six in a sweaty Sunday nightservice at a small Assemblies of God church in northern California.

  • Because my dad was in the military, I grew up in Oregon, California, South Dakota and Virginia. 

  • I moved to Chicago in the fall of 1999 to attend college. 

  • I met my wife Tami in 2001 while working at Starbucks together. We married in 2005 and now have three kids - Ava, Ryder, and Lincoln. We also have a dog named Wicket (obviously named after the most famous Ewok from "Return of the Jedi").

  • In 2009, we planted Redemption Bible Church with a handful of friends where I served as Lead Pastor for seven years. 

  • We now live in Salt Lake City, UT where I pastor Ridgeline Church.

This site is a place for me to share out of what God’s doing in my life and ministry. Below you’ll find a few other ways for us to connect. 

Speaking Request

If you’re interested in having me speak at an event please fill out this speaker request form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!