Ryan calls Alabama home but is currently in his junior year at Mississippi State. Ryan is an active member of the Mississippi State Wesleyan Foundation, where he currently serves as a student intern. He leads the Freshman Bible Study in addition to their Outreach Team. The Lord called Ryan to serve abroad and he joined Jeff and Julie Shackelford in Germany in the summer of 2018. He led the youth group, preached, as well as played on worship team on the Cajon.