Ryan, known by “Tarman,” grew up at Wooddale and pastors the 5-6 grade ministry on the Eden Prairie campus. He’s also the pastor responsible for baptisms. Tarman believes preteen students are at a pivotal point in their faith to ask good questions and build true friendships.
Tarman has his master’s degree in transformational leadership from Bethel Seminary. He is also a chaplain for our local police and fire departments. Tarman serves as board chair for JSAW, an action sports ministry. When he’s not at work, Tarman can be found on or near a lake with a fishing pole in his hand.