Originally from Pendleton, OR, Rylan started school at Western Oregon university in the fall of 2019. After two school years serving as a student volunteer with the C.A. (Campus Ambassadors) ministry by helping lead men’s discipleship groups, planning retreats, and teaching during their weekly fellowship gatherings. He was approached about the possibility of formally joining the staff team as a student intern. He was officially appointed in July of 2021. In addition to the larger mission of C.A. in the Northwest, Rylan loves to focus on outreach and forming healthy Christ-centered relationships with students, inviting them to explore the person of Christ in a deeper, more personal way.
Rylan grew up going to church with his grandparents. Rylan developed his faith attending Sabbath school, many Bible studies with his grandparents and leaders at his church, family camps, and seminars. It was during his Junior year of high school that Rylan fully accepted Jesus into his heart and made the decision to get baptized.
During Rylan’s time in college, God transformed him. After becoming involved with the C.A. ministry, Rylan began taking up leadership roles and participating in new Bible studies and trainings. Through this, his confidence and relationship with Jesus grew in many beautiful and incredible ways.
Rylan has been blessed with a large family full of love and support. His parents divorced while he was young and are now both remarried. Rylan has six siblings as well as several dogs and cats back home.
Rylan is attending Western Oregon University and is pursuing a major in biology with minors in chemistry and psychology. He plans to enter into a career in Forestry after he graduates.