Prior to becoming involved in full-time church ministry in 2005, Ryan’s natural leadership gifts brought him to the forefront in the field of nursing. He served as a nursing director at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where he was an integral part of restructuring and revitalizing what was a failing health care facility. While in Washington, DC, Ryan served as Assistant Pastor in a church plant in the metro area. Ryan currently serves as Assistant Pastor at The Pentecostals of Alexandria where he oversees many aspects of the local church.
His natural wiring for structure and administration provides a unique element to the POA pastoral team. Ryan also serves as a team member of Human Performance Advisors, a leadership coaching firm (humanperformanceadvisors.com). Welcome to Healing a Leader’s Heart Podcast, we are so glad you are joining us! When we talk about leaders and leadership, most people and most resources focus on how to become a successful and effective leader. Emphasis is put on how well leaders should lead or do their work. We hear more about traits of a good leader such as an effective leader should be able to provide direction, inspiration, and guidance, good leaders exhibit courage, passion, confidence, commitment, and ambition. Leaders foster the strengths and talents of their people and build teams committed to achieving common goals. However, what we do not hear much about is what it has taken to make a leader. The hardships, the brokenness, the fear and self-doubt, the trauma and all other leadership or life related issues that affect leaders and what they must go through and overcome to be effective or to stay focused as leaders.