Dan Ryan

Worship and Engagement Pastor

Dan was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from University of Toronto where he studied voice and conducting and is working toward a master’s degree at Tyndale Seminary. Dan has years of teaching, performance, and ministry experience.

Dan has been involved in music at Rexdale Alliance since he began dating his wife in late 2013. During that time, he served Kingsway-Lambton United Church for six years as worship leader and conductor. Dan made Rexdale his church home in 2019, taking on greater involvement in worship and volunteering in different ministries, including day camp, youth, and young adults. Dan and his wife, Alison, became Worship Coordinators in 2021 and helped transition back into in-person services from pre-recorded music during the pandemic lockdowns. Dan transitioned to Worship and Engagement Pastor for the Rexdale community in 2022 from his role as Seminary & Graduate Admissions Counsellor at Tyndale University where he'd served since 2019.

Dan met Alison in university and they were married the weekend following their commencement in 2016. They welcomed their first daughter in 2020 and their second in 2021. Dan loves being a girl dad, and he and Alison enjoy involving their babies in all that they do. They live together with their dog and two cats in the Rexdale area.
More than anything, Dan is a partner in God’s mission and wants to help others foster a dependent relationship with Jesus, realize their potential, and utilize their gifts to glorify God, coming to know His peace in the process.