Ryan was born in the United States, but was raised in British Columbia until his college years. His academic background is in Linguistics, with an emphasis in syntactic theory. He was drawn to this field primarily due to his conversion while at the University of Kansas which led to a desire for translation work in the mission field. This plan was short-lived, but his interest in languages lived on. This led to a pursuit of further studies in Eastern Europe, the home and lingua of his paternal lineage.
Ryan currently resides in an undisclosed location in Mexico (near the beach) where he tries to make himself useful to his church.
Dr. Benjamin Richards
Ben grew up in Rockport, Maine as a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2001 from Covenant College, and earned his PhD in semiconductor quantum optics at the Optical Sciences Center, the University of Arizona. He is an ordained Elder in the PCA. Some of his primary interests are the relations between Christianity and science; the history and consequences of ideas; Christian apologetics and epistemology; and the Biblical implications for economics and politics. He is a charter faculty member of the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum, where he teaches mathematics. He and his wife, Elisangela, have three young children: Caleb, Marcelo and Tiago.