Dr. Ryan Nilsen is the Associate Director of North American Mission for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. He grew up in Hartland, Connecticut. He has a B.A. in history and English from UConn and a Masters of Divinity from Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He graduated from Denver Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017. He has served churches in Minnesota, Iowa, Connecticut, and as Executive Director of Fifth Act Church Planting. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Lutheran Brethren Seminary. Ryan and his wife Kjirsti have five children and live in Torrington.


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