The Reverend Ryan J. Landino was installed as the Presbytery Leader of Giddings-Lovejoy on February 3, 2022, after previously serving as the Lead Presbyter for Transformation of Great Rivers Presbytery in western and central Illinois. He earned a Dual Degree as Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary after an undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (where he met his spouse and life co-conspirator). After growing up in a large church setting, he has served nearly a decade in small church settings, a majority of that time with immigrant congregations in New Jersey: as Director of English Ministry of a Taiwanese-American church and then as ordained pastor to a Slovak ethnic congregation.
Ryan served as a commissioner to the 221st General Assembly in Detroit and enjoyed the hospitality of Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery as commissioner to the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis where he served as vice moderator of the Bills and Overtures Committee. He is currently a member of the PC(USA) Special Committee on Racism Truth and Reconciliation, on which he has been invited to speak about often as a guest speaker to other presbyteries concerning racism in the PC(USA). He also manages the blog site “Sixty Second Preacher: Thoughts on Ministry, White Privilege, and Sixty Second Sermon videos” (sixtysecondpreacher.wordpress.com) and the Facebook page “Pastor Ryan’s Sixty Second Sermons”, a model of short videos that tend to use editing, staging, and humor for creative explications of the life of faith. He loves preaching, film, discovering new restaurants, reading, and going to the gym. A Pennsylvania native, Ryan, his spouse Danielle, and their dog Cookie, make their home in north St. Louis County.