The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer joined Silver Lake in 2016, coming from more than seven years of ministry as Associate Pastor of the First Congregational Church UCC of Essex, Vermont. As a young camper in Indiana Ryan found a passion for the life transforming ministry that happens at camp. He has prior camp experience in Indiana, Vermont, and Idaho, and has served on the Board of the UCC’s Outdoor Ministry Association and is currently the OMA Chaplain. A graduate of DePauw University and Eden Theological Seminary, he and his wife, Rev. Abby, have a young son, Keadyn.