Ryan was born and raised in Pentwater, Michigan. He came to know Christ and asked Him to be his Lord and Savior at the age of six. He served 11 years in the US Army, as well as 12 years as a Law Enforcement officer with Kalamazoo Public Safety. Ryan committed his life to full-time ministry in 2004.
Gretchen grew up in the village of Blissfield, MI. She came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at the age of 21. After studying Education, German and Spanish in college, she taught middle school level Spanish for 3 years. God has blessed them with two beautiful daughters and now enjoys being a stay at home mom & missionary.
At the age of 4 1/2 Adrianna said that she wanted to be a disciple of Jesus and asked Him to forgive her of her sins. Adrianna shared her faith with Miranda 3 years later during evening devotions. After months of asking questions, Miranda placed her faith in Jesus when she was 5 1/2 years old.