Ryan DesJardin joined the Bridgeway staff in October of 2017 as the Middle School Ministries Pastor. In his role, Ryan disciples our 6th-8th grade students during weekend and midweek services, special events, trips and leadership development. Ryan passionately believes that young people are the church of today (not someday), and wants every middle school student to know they are a child of God.
Ryan is married to Angie and they have two sons: Micah (b. 2015) and Declan (b. 2017). He holds a B.A. in Bible/Theology & Youth Ministry from William Jessup University. Prior to joining the Bridgeway team he served as a youth pastor in the Sacramento area for seven years and worked in the Church Relations and Outreach department at William Jessup University. When he’s not at Bridgeway, Ryan loves traveling to cities, hipster coffee shops, food trucks, black iced tea and dancing to worship music in his living room with his son, Micah.
Middle School Administrator
Candace Lamphiear joined the Bridgeway staff in November of 2017 as the Middle School Administrative Assistant. In her role Candace helps plan services and events, communicates with parents, keeps track of everything going on behind the scenes in the Middle School Ministry, and provides administrative support to Pastor Ryan. Candace loves hanging out with middle schoolers, and she especially loves meeting new students and helping them get connected.
Candace is very close to her mom, brother, and sister, and she is an aunt to two beautiful nieces. She is currently taking classes in pastoral ministry through Berean and Global University. Prior to coming to Bridgeway she was a youth pastor in Colfax for two years. When she is not at Bridgeway she enjoys hiking, traveling, writing songs, and spending time with friends and family.