Ryan accepted God's call to step into the role of Tonasket Free Methodist Church Lead Pastor as 2015 came to an end.
Ryan graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2001 and was ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2006. He began pastoral ministry at the Tacoma First Free Methodist Church where he developed a youth ministry, reaching out to at-risk youth. He then served as Youth Pastor here at Tonasket Free Methodist Church from 2004-2007.
In 2007 Ryan and his family accepted God's call to serve as missionaries with Free Methodist World Missions in Malawi, Africa. Ryan worked in leadership development in rural villages, helping to train Godly leaders for the Free Methodist Church of Malawi. His primary responsibility was serving as the principal of the Great Commission Bible School where he trained and discipled Free Methodist Pastors.
After training up Malawian pastors to run their own ministries, he returned to Tonasket Free Methodist Church in 2014, where he served as Family Life Pastor until Pastor Ron Wise’s retirement at the end of 2015.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Jen and their four children. He also enjoys traveling, running, and playing basketball. Ryan's life verse is 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Childrens Ministry Team Leader
Nursery Team Leader
Security Team Leader
Trustees Team Leader
Womens Stewards Leader
Worship Team Leader
Fay Aitcheson, Sawyer Werner, Lara Owsley, Lana Beyers, Mac Carroll,
Steve McCullough, Michael Turnington, Jill Werner, Ryan Willson