A recording arts graduate from North Central University, Ryan is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader who loves the local church. He is the lead worship and creative pastor at River Valley Church where he oversees the music and worship experience at six campuses throughout the twin cities. Ryan has been privileged to lead at conferences, camps, and retreats from Iowa, Italy, and everywhere in between. Under his vision and leadership River Valley Church has released two albums that have hovered at the top of the iTunes charts as well as receiving massive critical acclaim. His hope is to continue writing music that is creative at its heart and functional for the body of Christ. Ryan and his wife, Alli, live in Farmington, Minnesota, and love being parents to their two-year-old daughter Norah.