Ryan is a pastor, church planter and entrepreneur starting a new community in Ajax, Ontario, where he lives with his wife Kristin and their two young sons. He blogs (occasionally) on this site, and hosts daily video, podcast and blog challenges at Redeem the Commute.
Ryan has a history of entrepreneurship and community building. He was the founder of StormWeb, one of Canada’s first web hosting companies. He studied as an engineering physicist, and was a leader in two non-profits before becoming a pastor in the Anglican church. He led four churches through a restructuring and revitalization before joining the staff of a large urban church, where he led the planting of reconnect – a new church of young professionals in Toronto. He leads the planning team for the Vital Church Planting Conference and is a member of the Fresh Expressions Canada Team.
Ryan is now leading the development of a new approach to church for busy commuters in Ajax, starting with a mobile app and community called Redeem the Commute and has recently launched Redeemer Church’s Family Room, a new service for people of all ages.