Pastor Ryan was born in Syracuse NY, and has lived in 8 states, including stops in Houston, Baltimore, Chicagoland, Cleveland, and West Palm Beach Florida. He has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Valparaiso University, a Master’s in Consumer Research from Cleveland State, and a Master’s in Divinity from Luther Seminary. He was called to serve Bethesda as the Associate Pastor in August of 2017. Prior to that Ryan worked in Market Research for a dozen years with The Nielsen Company.
Ryan married his college sweetheart, Kathi, 17 years ago. The couple has two children; Hannah, age nine, and Graham, who is five. They also have an elderly toy fox terrier, Chips, who is 18, and may just outlive them all.
For fun Ryan enjoys jogging, an occasional craft beer, and is absolutely obsessed with classic video games from the 1970s/80s/90s. If you happen to mention gaming to him don’t be surprised to find yourself being invited over to the Arnold’s to play a round or three of Galaga.