Rev. Ryan’s ministry has led him to serve both churches and faith-based community organizations, including the First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Protestants for the Common Good, Community Renewal Society, Interfaith Worker Justice, The Inclusive Collective, Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, and First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield. Ryan is an alum of Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Spanish) and McCormick Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and he completed his clinical pastoral education at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Ryan grew up in Deerfield (IL) and met his wife, Amanda, in Nashville (TN) in 2009. They were married in 2011, and after living in the city for nearly a decade (Hyde Park, South Loop, and Rogers Park), they were excited to be called to Libertyville in 2018. Ryan and Amanda have two children, Mae (b. 2015) and Silas (b. 2018). They love to cook, play board games with friends, watch historical dramas, and travel—with recent trips to France, Italy, and Croatia. Some of Ryan’s favorite pastimes include brewing beer, building furniture, and reading—especially theology, science, politics, and history.