Ryan Petersen serves as education manager at Family Policy Foundation and Family Policy Alliance. In this position, he helps oversee the School Board Academy—the nation’s first training program for pro-family school board members and candidates taught from a biblical worldview, and the Statesmen Academy—an annual training event and alumni community that equips Christian state legislators for effective, impactful public service.
Prior to his work with the Family Policy Alliance, Ryan was the Regional Alliance Director for Alliance Defending Freedom and the Director of Grassroots Operations for Americans for Prosperity-Indiana.
Ryan is happily married to Hannah Petersen, and they have three children. In 2010, Ryan graduated from Indiana Bible College and was subsequently licensed as a minister with the United Pentecostal Church. His passion for ministry and leadership led him to be elected as the Indiana Youth President for the United Pentecostal Church International in 2020. He was awarded Youth President of the year in 2021.
Ryan and his family reside in Greenville, North Carolina, where Ryan serves as senior pastor at the Pentecostals of Greenville.