Ryan Walters, originally from the Northeast, is a social worker by trade and youth minister by calling. Ryan received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from Alliance University in New York City. Ryan spent many years as a social worker primarily serving juvenile youth in various settings such as recovery programs, foster homes, and detention centers. Ryan met his wife Christina at a Christian discipleship program in Seattle, Washington where they served the homeless population as interns. Ryan and his wife were married in 2018 and have three children: Benjamin, Cruz and Luna. Ryan was a youth minister in California for several years before joining Madera Church as the Associate Pastor. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys morning walks with his family, rooting for the New England Patriots and restoring his old Saabs.