Ryan Ahlgrim is pastor of First Mennonite Church of Richmond (Virginia). With over thirty years of pastoral experience, he has served as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, church planter, and lead pastor of a multi-staff church. A graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (MDiv) and McCormick Theological Seminary (DMin), he has written dozens of articles, authored a book on preaching, Not as the Scribes: Jesus as a Model for Prophetic Preaching, and taught college and seminary courses and webinars. A history buff, movie critic, and hiker, he enjoys museums, theaters, and waterfalls. He and his wife, Laurie, have two grown children.