Ryan Ford is a passionate Kingdom builder, living out the Great Commission through the education arena. He loves teaching children and coming alongside families who believe in discipling our children to love and honor Jesus. Ryan was born in Virginia, attended a Christian elementary school, then followed his parents to the mission field in Vietnam, where he met his wife, Esther. The Fords and their three daughters come to Sarasota after serving 1 year at Heritage Academy teaching and ministering to inner city children. Ryan graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 where he majored in international relations, intercultural communication and foreign languages. He also earned his MBA from the University of Hawaii in 2015. Ryan’s professional career has involved sales, marketing, hospitality, and education. Ryan and Esther fell in love in 2015 while teaching and ministering to children together where Ryan volunteered at a small Christian start-up school where Esther was a Kindergarten teacher.