Kathy Ryan

I joined YWAM in 1980 in Tyler, Texas.  I then spent 13 years in Europe working in accounting, and then to everyone’s relief, moved on to training and pastoral care for our staff.  Since 1994, I’ve served with YWAM Madison.

I have a heart to see young people championed and released to their fullest.  By overseeing our Personnel Department and teaching in our Discipleship Training Schools, I have the opportunity to see the potential in young people and help release it.  Most of the young people I’m presently investing in have a heart to reach out to women and children at risk, both locally and in places such as India, Nepal, Thailand, Africa and so forth.  I also have a heart for training others to pray for the nations, and then to take prayer teams out.  We’ve been able to go on intercession outreaches to Bhutan, England, inner city Chicago, HIV/AIDS ministry in Kansas, Native American ministries in Oklahoma & Arkansas, and to Washington, DC on multiple occasions.