Ryan was saved into a friendship with Jesus in the first grade. Later, as a Junior in high school, he began to learn guitar with Beatles songs, and soon began leading worship at his church youth group. Instantly, he felt as though he had found his calling and passion to glorify God through music. Later, after 3 years of touring internationally in a signed rock band named Cadet, the Lord called him to be the worship leader here at Calvary Chapel Corvallis in 2001. He graduated with a General Music degree from OSU in 2012. He is married to the love of his life Haley, and you’ll see them leading worship together most Sunday mornings.