We are bringing Pastor Ryan VanMatre back on staff here at Dayton UMC, beginning June 1!


Ryan previously served as our Executive Pastor before moving four years ago to Richmond, Indiana, to become the South Campus Pastor at Lifespring Church. Ryan, Kelly, Miriam and Annelise are excited to come home to Dayton, and we're excited to have Ryan back on the ministry team!


Ryan will hold the position of Associate Pastor with major responsibilities in these areas:


Online Pastor – developing a team of people to interact, make connections and disciple livestream attenders.


Young Adult Ministry – identifying a 20-something leader and mentoring them as they develop ministries for and with other 20-somethings.


Assistant to the Lead Pastor – helping with general oversight of the Church and becoming a member of the preaching team.


Information Technology – Ryan is technologically savvy, and will oversee our IT, eventually training someone to take this vital role of keeping our church network and computers running smoothly


If you would like to welcome Ryan and his family to the ministry team, emails may be sent to ryan.vanmatre@daytonumc.org, or notes may be sent to the Ryan and Kelly VanMatre, 530 Hadley Road, Richmond, IN 47374.