Meet our staff.
Rev. Dr. Ryan Baer
Pastor/Head of Staff
I've served at Ridglea since: November, 2012. Prior to being called to RPC, I was the pastor of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, Florida.
My favorite place in Fort Worth (besides RPC): The Fort Worth Zoo! Our family has an annual pass and we go almost every week!
Education: Dual degrees in Journalism and Business from the University of Missouri, Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Family: Wife Amy (married since 2002), sons Nathan and Daniel (twins born 2011) and Joshua (born 2014)
One interesting or unusual thing about me: In junior high, I grew nine inches in two years, and by the time I was 14, I was 6'4". (I'm 6'5" now.)
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:38-39
Coordinator of Youth and Children's Ministry
I've served at Ridglea since: August 2007
My favorite place in Fort Worth (besides RPC): There are too many good ones to name! Most of mine are inside the loop.
Education: Bachelor's in Applied Science, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
Family: My family goes back at least four generations in Fort Worth, and I am "Nini" (aunt) to three amazing nieces.
One interesting or unusual thing about me:I know how to move my ears without touching them.
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Director of Music
I've served at Ridglea since: June 1988
My favorite place in Fort Worth (besides RPC): La Madeleine Restaurant
Education: Bachelor and Master of Music, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Family: Partner Ed Ackermann
One interesting or unusual thing about me: I love travel and foreign languages
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 150