Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Leadership Associate

As Leadership Associate for pureHOPE, Ryan shares pureHOPE’s vision and principles with select audiences across the country to inspire and equip them as Kingdom leaders and warriors for Christ.  He also brings his expertise in leadership and organizational development to bear internally, helping us to pursue excellence in every aspect of our mission.

A former Kansas State Wildcat, Ryan played five season in the NFL with the New York Jets, Houston Texans, and Dallas Cowboys.  After working as an analyst for ESPN Radio and Fox Sports, Ryan followed his calling into ministry, pursuing a Masters of Practical Theology at The King’s University while serving with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2017, Ryan launched iCoach Character, which seeks to help organizations and individuals understand their unique identity and design, thus revealing clearer purpose and releasing deeper passion.

Ryan is an equipper and organizer at heart; he is driven by a passion to know, encourage, and edify others to see them flourish and watch their teams thrive.  He is energized by solid planning, effective execution, and results achieved in pursuit of God’s Kingdom being birthed in people’s hearts.

Ryan and his wife, Charity, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with their four children.


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