Ryan became a part of Chi Alpha when he was a student at NDSU, and was called into pastoral ministry there. While interning with NDSU Chi Alpha, he became involved in planting a Chi Alpha at Valley City State University. Ryan has been pastoring VCSU Chi Alpha since 2019. The mission is that every single student that walks onto VCSU campus would find Jesus, find family, and find purpose through communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission. He and his wife, Britta, have been married since 2020.