Building world changers takes a highly skilled crew with a heart that seeks after Jesus.
Meet the passionate team at KidsLife...
Ryan is, first and foremost, grateful for Christ's work in his life and the way that He orchestrates life so beautifully. Ryan is married to Ashley, and still finds her huge heart for loving and serving people to be irresistible. They have three kids, Levi, Ethan, and Eliza. Ryan's background is in pastoral and music ministries and non-profit marketing & communications. Ryan started with KidsLife in September 2017 and is overjoyed to serve and be a part of God's plan for youth in Sheridan County.
Keegan is a born and raised Wyoming-ite who hates the snow, but loves Jesus! Nothing warms his heart more than staying inside and playing drums on a cold winter's day. Keegan is passionate about the importance of God’s word and the hope that Jesus offers with love. After an entire childhood of being embarrassed by his parents, Keegan is not afraid to do the silly, goofy, or scary things of life.
Keegan’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
John & Whitney Holst
Teen Ministry Directors
John was born and raised in Wheatland, WY. He graduated from Black Hills State University in 1998 with a degree in technology and a new found love of Jesus! Whitney was born and raised in Huntsville, MO. She came to know the Lord in late elementary and has sought to serve Him ever since. She also graduated from BHSU in 2000 with a degree in Human Services. They were married in July of 2000 and moved to Dickinson, ND where very quickly God led them to help start a college ministry with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) at Dickinson State University! They served on staff with CRU in the campus ministry for 12 years in Western ND and then Western SD. They were fortunate to receive training in evangelism and discipleship as well as some seminary. During that time the Lord blessed them with three kids: James in 2004, Kailee in 2007, and Josiah in 2008 and then added a fourth through adoption in 2017. They have a passion for seeing every student know someone who truly follows Jesus and bringing the hope of the gospel to the youth of Sheridan and the surrounding areas.
I got involved with Kids Life because I have a passion for discipleship. Titus 2 calls us to build into the younger generation and I am serious about this call. God has given me a heart for one on one investment into high school and junior high boys and girls and I believe God uses this for His glory.