Ryan Huguley - Lead Pastor
Ryan and Tami met in 2001 while working at Starbucks together. They married in 2005 and now have three children: Ava, Ryder, and Lincoln, as well as a dog named Wicket (obviously named after the most famous Ewok from Return of the Jedi).
Pastor Ryan has been blessed to serve in a number of diverse churches and roles, but his richest ministry experience has come from church planting. After joining a core group in 2001, his heart came alive to see new churches planted. In 2005, Ryan and Tami planted Redemption Bible Church with a few friends in the suburbs of Chicago.
After a brief season serving as a senior pastor in North Carolina, the Huguleys began to sense a call to plant again. In the fall of 2017, they arrived in Salt Lake and immediately got to work starting Ridgeline Church in the Salt Lake valley.
In addition to leading Ridgeline, Pastor Ryan has hosted the “In The Room” podcast since 2015, co-founded myXP in 2017 with Pastor Tyler Drewitz, and in 2017 published his first book, 8 Hours or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster with Moody Publishing. He’d love to grab coffee with you and share his vision for Ridgeline Church, so shoot him a message!
Tyler Drewitz - Executive Pastor
Tyler was born in Rapid City, SD where he lived until relocating to Chicago for college. While in Chicago, Tyler started a ten-year career with the Starbucks Coffee Company, where he worked as a District Manager across several different states. In 2009, Tyler partnered with Ryan and Tami to start Redemption Bible Church, where he served as the Executive Pastor for seven years. After a short time serving in the same role in North Carolina, Tyler and Ryan co-founded myXP, a ministry that provides remote Executive Pastor services to churches.
Tyler moved to Salt Lake City to help start Ridgeline in late 2017. He loves Disney, Costco, and getting a good deal.
Matt & Megan Born
Matt and Megan met at art school in 2007. They were married in 2012—officiated by Pastor Ryan—in an art gallery in downtown Chicago and have two daughters, Maely and Lella.
Matt is a designer for Chicago-based Sprout Social while Megan is a residential interior designer and manages Matt’s freelance gigs.
They recently moved their family from Chicago to Salt Lake City to be a part of Ridgeline Church.
Matt & Deedee Johnson
Matt and Deedee met in North Carolina in 2012 where they attended church together. They got married in March of 2018 by Pastor Ryan as the very first Ridgeline wedding! They moved to Salt Lake City from North Carolina to be a part of Ridgeline Church.
Matt is a worship leader at Ridgeline and currently works in IT support for Microsoft. Deedee helps with sound and media at Ridgeline and will be helping to coordinate the Alpha Course. She works full time as an Inpatient Adolescent Social Worker for University Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Utah.
They also own enough dogs to have their home legally classified as a zoo.