Ryan Ryken is from southern California. He joined the Grace Place leadership team in 2017, and he is passionate about local and international missions work, creating music, seeing people set free with the truth of the Gospel, community, impacting the marketplace, and seeing lives transformed by a wholehearted devotion to Christ. Ryan's biggest joy in life is following Jesus with a true and open heart. His goal is to inspire others to burn for Jesus by seeking Him with an open heart and living a life of trust and surrender. A motto Ryan lives by is, "It's good to stay weak because when we are weak He is strong in us." This is because the Christian walk is not about us, but about Christ in us. Ryan's love for people is contagious and his zeal to pursue Jesus is inspiring.