Pastor Ryan has been the lead pastor of Element Church since we launched in October 2015. He is proud of his roots in Baltimore and couldn't be more excited to be reaching people so close to home with the gospel. Since 2006, Ryan has served in ministry, where he started in youth ministry and whole-heartedly worked to see students meet Jesus on their level. At Element, Pastor Ryan is committed to put brokenness on display every single week to help people take their next step with Christ.
He and his wife, Kim, enjoy building Element together. Kim faithfully serves behind the scenes and is passionate about serving and caring for Element's amazing volunteer team. Ryan and Kim love to travel, watch sports, and spend time with good friends. They love to serve the city of Laurel with their two kids Noah and Emma. Ryan is passionate about good food, tattoos, and having real conversations. To start a conversation and grab something to eat email him here!
Francis and Savannah Becknell have been involved with Element since 2016. Francis leads on the worship team and Savannah is the groups director. They met during their time with the campus ministry Cru at the University of Maryland, and got married shortly after college. Savannah works for Cru City in DC, equipping recent grads to live on mission. Francis graduated as a mechanical engineer and now works in fire research. They are passionate about the church being a place where people can develop authentic relationships with each other and with Jesus. Francis and Savannah love to explore new foods and places, cook for the people they love, and play with their dog, Ford.