Ryan SK Timpte is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan first became interested in children’s and family ministry as a college student at the University of Oklahoma, where his call to the church eventually drew him out of a career in medicine into full-time ministry with a Lutheran congregation in Texas. His writing and research focus on faith formation with children, particularly holding kids up as the paradigm for entering the kingdom of God.
In addition to a BA in English from Oklahoma, Ryan holds both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ryan and his wife Kathy, a professor of Biblical Studies, live in Martinez, CA with their two young sons.