Ryan is the founder and lead pastor of The Southeast Project, a church community on the southeast side of Indianapolis. Having grown up as a preacher’s kid, and a preacher’s grandkid, the stories of the Bible, often told with flannel-graph, were always familiar but not always meaningful. Ryan’s hope is to peel back the layers of unfamiliarity to discover the truly incredible things the scriptures can teach us about God, faith, and what it really means to be human.
Ryan is married to Jill and they have two daughters. Despite trying to be a rock star as a teenager, having grown up in Indiana, Ryan’s favorite sounds today are the bouncing of basketballs and roar of race cars.