Originally from Vinita, Oklahoma, Ryan joined CIY as a Summer Conference (MOVE) intern while completing his B.S. in Communication Consultancy and his M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University in the early 2000s. In his role as Vice President of Operations, he works with each of CIY’s programs in areas that include contracts, event registration, logistics and travel, and regulatory compliance. His responsibilities also include oversight of CIY’s infrastructure – from facilities to trucking to how the organization works with contracted staff. 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 attend Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.