Ryan previously served as CIY’s senior director of operations and has been with the ministry since the early 2000s, when he first joined the summer conference team as an intern. In his role as vice president of operations he works with each of CIY’s programs in areas that include contracts, budgets, event registration, logistics and travel, and regulatory compliance. This also includes supervision over all of CIY’s infrastructure – from facilities to trucking to how the organization works with contracted staff. Ryan joined CIY after completing a Bachelor of Science in Communication Consultancy and a Master’s of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Ryan’s goal has always been to allow God to use his gifts and abilities for the Kingdom, and he considers himself blessed to able to continue to do that at CIY. Ryan and his family are active members of Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.