Ryan Dean was born and raised in Decatur, GA by parents who loved the Lord and taught him too. He graduated from Druid Hills High School and the University of Georgia, with a degree in English. Following graduation, Ryan served alongside Dave Seifried at Christ Church for six years as the church’s Worship/Student Ministries Director. During this time he also completed his Master of Divinity degree, graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary-Atlanta in Spring of 2009. He currently serves Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi as Student Ministries Director. He was recently ordained by Presbyterian Church of America. He has been blissfully married to Leslie since 2003, and they have two sons, Evan & Levi.  His avocational interests include reading at coffeehouses, songwriting, playing guitar, and the Atlanta Braves/Falcons.