Name: Ryland Walter
Hometown
: Kansas City, MO
Academic Program
Diploma in Ministry Studies
My family
: I am an uncle of four!
My church
Rock Brook Church
My ministry: I am the worship leader / coordinator at Rock Brook.  I am also involved in Celebrate Recovery.  I love my ministry because it’s a good balance of dreaming and details.  I also love to work with teams.  I get to work with a team every week.
One word that describes me: Passionate
In my spare time: I love to spend my spare time with my family.  I have wonderful grandparents, parents, siblings, and a niece and nephews.  They bring so much joy to my life. I also enjoy making, recording, playing, and listening to music.
Favorite Bible verse: “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share in your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21
Spiritual hero: My Grandfather
Vision: For the remainder of my life, I am committed to serving my existing family, and raising a family that has a heart for God and His ways.  I have a desire to make them a priority, and to impress upon them a desire to do the same. I will dedicate my life to extending God’s kingdom by aiding in training and empowering other leaders with God’s purposes for the Church.
Why I applied to Rockbridge Seminary: I applied to Rockbridge Seminary because the curriculum is designed around the five biblical purposes.  I was looking for a seminary that would be applicable to my ministry and calling.  That is what is at the core of Rockbridge.
What I like most about Rockbridge Seminary: I love that Rockbridge is totally online.  My schedule gets crazy sometimes, and I’m starting to travel more.  I like that I can be disciplined and effective in my studies no matter where I am!