Ryan is the founder of Church Marketing University, where he helps churches all over the world get more visitors each week. He and his wife, Amy, and daughter, Katelyn, are a part of Summit Park Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan has many years of experience working in the trenches with the local church and has a passion to see churches grow and reach their unique God-given vision. Before founding Church Marketing University, Ryan served as a pastor and Creative Director at James River Church then spent several years at AG Financial Solutions consulting for churches and non-profits around the country. In 2013, Ryan and his family started a new adventure: they moved to Kansas City to be a part of the team planting Summit Park Church. Along with many other roles, Ryan has served as the Marketing Director for Summit Park Church- where they’ve seen the church grow to around 1,500 people in eight years. Ryan graduated from Evangel University with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Marketing. He also received his Master’s Degree at Evangel in Organizational Leadership.