ELCA Deacon Ryan Hostler sees his life’s calling as empowering others to make music and worship God. As minister of word and service for music and worship at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach, Fla., he draws daily on his theological training from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. Learn how Mission Support was critical to his growth as a leader.
This video is a companion to Stories of Faith in Action, an ELCA publication that highlights ministries funded by Mission Support, which is the undesignated funds congregations share with their synods and synods share with the churchwide organization. For other resources, visit ELCA.org/SOFIA.