Ryan grew up in Amarillo, TX. Ryan started in ministry as a
youth pastor at North Beacon Church of the Nazarene in Amarillo in 2007. Ryan and Serina served as youth pastors from 2007-2013. In 2013, Ryan and Serina were installed
as Lead Co-Pastors of North Beacon Church of the Nazarene in Amarillo, TX. Ryan and Serina
served in this role until December of 2018. Beginning in January of 2019 Ryan
and Serina were installed as Lead Co-Pastors of Church St. Church of the
Nazarene in Carlsbad, NM.
Ryan worked for Amarillo Independent School District from
2007-2018. He served as a tutor, an after-school program coordinator,
after-school program director, special education teacher, and physical
Ryan loves any and all sports. His two favorite sports are
baseball and college football. During college football you will often see an
Oklahoma Sooners flag flying as the Nelson’s are huge Sooner fans. Both Ryan
and Serina are avid softball players. If they are not at home, they are either
at church or the softball fields.