Ryan grew up in Ontario, Canada. He attended college in Virginia at Liberty University where he earned a degree in Intercultural Studies as well as completing a trade school program in carpentry. It was during a semester studying abroad in Guatemala that Ryan’s passion for cross-cultural ministry came to light, specifically in international missionary training.
Natalie was born and raised on Long Island, New York. It was at Liberty University that she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and played lacrosse at the division 1 level that lead her to Florida to minister to high-school aged girls as an english teacher, mentor, and lacrosse coach.