Associate Pastor John Ryan was born in Ft. Lauderdale and grew up in West Virginia, near Pittsburgh. After earning his bachelor's degree at Westminster College, John pursued his master's degree at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia.
He received his doctorate in Educational Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to serving at DCPC, John was on the staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
John loves reading, college football (Go Bulldogs!), traveling, and cycling. He combined two of those interests three years ago, when he rode his bike 140 miles from Passau, Germany, to Vienna, Austria, along the Danube River.