Ryan grew up in Lago Vista, Texas and graduated from Lago Vista High School in 2011. He came to genuine faith in Christ his sophomore year of high school after the Lord finally opened his eyes to see the true gospel of grace through his brother and Youth Pastor. He followed his brother to College Station and immediately became a member at New Life and began getting plugged in. He met his wife Catherine and was married in the Spring of 2014. He works as a Crew Leader for Grassroots. In the future, they plan on doing church planting amongst unreached people groups.