Prior to entering the ministry full time, Ryan served for four years as a professional Firefighter II/EMT-B for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
Having led Small Groups, a worship team, and preached on several occasions, he officially entered full-time ministry at Severn Covenant Church as the Associate Pastor in January of 2013.

In August of 2014, Ryan transitioned from Associate Pastor to his current role, Lead Pastor.

Regarding education, he has received a Certificate of Biblical Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership with a Preaching Concentration from the Moody Bible Institute.

Ryan and his wife, Katie, have four children.

[director of operations/elder]
Since 2014, Aaron has led the operations and outreach side of Severn Covenant Church in fulfilling its mission to see lives transformed by Jesus. In 2015, he was ordained as an Elder of Severn Covenant Church. In addition to his ministry experience at Severn, Aaron served as a missionary in Central America where he was involved in the day-to-day operations and church planting initiatives of Songs of Joy Home for Children.
Prior to coming to Severn, Aaron worked as a teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and an undergraduate certificate in Spanish from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He also has a Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in leadership and language development from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Aaron and his wife, Sarah, have five children.
Mark and his family have been a part of the ongoing ministry of Severn Covenant Church for over 20 years. During that time, he has led worship, hosted small groups, and served as an elder since his ordination in 2004.
Mark is an engineer by education and works as an executive at Northrop Grumman, leading teams that design and build state of the art systems that protect our allies and our men and women in uniform at home and abroad.

Mark and his wife, Patti, have two children.

David Brower 
[small-groups director/ elder]
David and his family have been a part of Severn Covenant Church since 2012. In that time, he has led the Severn Youth group with his wife, Shayna, served on multiple serve teams and led both a family small-group and a men’s small-group. In 2018, David was hired as the Small-Groups Director at Severn Covenant Church. And in 2022, he was set-in as an Elder.
Before being hired full-time at Severn, David worked at Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications from Liberty University with a minor in Business Marketing. 
David and his wife, Shayna, have two children.


[severn kids + connections director]
[worship leader]
[office administrator]
[serve coordinator]
[facilities director]
Nathanael Showalter, AV Producer
[production director]