BM Piano Performance and Organ Minor, Biola University (2019) – summa cum laude
Torrey Honors Institute (2019) – “Order of Peter and Paul”
MLitt “Theology and the Arts,” University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland (2020) – academic distinction
Throughout her studies with the Torrey Honors Institute, Ryanne fell in love with discovering parallels between diverse fields of study, such as musical form and classical theology. She is always on the lookout for unique connections between theology and art, such as the search for the sacred in science fiction.
As an organist and pianist, Ryanne is passionate about sacred music and worship practice. She is always seeking to go beyond theory and put her developing thoughts into practice as a collaborative and church musician.
When Ryanne is not drinking copious amounts of coffee and reading, she can be found practicing organ or accompanying various musical ensembles. She is also an avid runner, always looking for new trails to explore. Ryanne is married to Billy, who serves as associate pastor at Prairie Bible Church.
If you enjoy Ryanne’s writing and would like to fuel her work, you can buy her a coffee (iced honey latte with oat milk, please!) here.