Ryan, and his amazing wife Jenny, planted Awakening Church in September 2012 with a passion to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus. Ryan leads our community in mission and through teaching and strategic leadership. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute (in Chicago) and attended Moody Theological Seminary. He has now served as a pastor for more than a decade. He has 3 incredible kids – Ella, Ryder, and Miles. When they’re not keeping him busy, Ryan loves to surf and play beach volleyball. He thinks he can play basketball too, but the jury is still out, depending on who you ask. Ryan is notably one of the few real blondes we have left on this planet. The tragedy of his lifetime may be the impending extinction of natural blondes.