Meet the Team
We are the Ryders! We are a family of four (soon to be five!) with a passion to follow Jesus, thrive in Christ-centered community and live on mission to make God known in this world. Grant and Leah both grew up overseas as missionary kids and were blessed to come to know Jesus at a younger age. They were married in 2013 with a vision to follow God's call in the pursuit of planting healthy churches in the United States. Grant is a learner, leader, and teacher who loves his family deeply and has a heart for shepherding and discipling people. He also has experience as a Community Pastor and has education from Denver Seminary and Moody Bible Institute. Leah is a people-oriented servant who has a gift for brining people together and compassionately walking along side others. She loves being a mom, caring for her family, and sharing life with others. Rae and Eliyanah are two full-of-joy girls who are determined, sensitive and love anything that has to do with exploring. Together we are excitedly following Jesus in His call to church planing in Reunion, CO.
Stephanie hails front he West and East Coasts and from a 4 year stint in the Caribbean, where she came to know the Lord on an intimate level which lead to a growing passion to follow after him. As her dedication continued to grow, she left New Jersey and NY to make a home for herself here in Denver, Colorado. She desired and sought community among a family of believers and quickly joined arms with One Life to reach the Reunion community, live life as a body, and to serve/lead on the worship team. While Stephanie has her head and feet in the clouds during the week working as a flight attendant at DIA, she has her heart planted in how God is moving and how His church is thriving in this mission to serve the Reunion community.