Ryan Thompson is from Greenville, SC, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Music at Furman University. In 2001, after a short stint in Louisville, KY (where he received a Master’s in Arts in Christian Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Ryan moved to Charleston. Here he has served various churches by teaching and leading worship.
God brought Ryan to the Cathedral in 2010 where, for the first five years, he led the church in worship at the Contemporary Communion Service and helped the church connect to artists and creatives through the Worship Arts Ministry. In September of 2015, Ryan began his new role providing discipleship direction for the church and helping lead the staff and organization.
Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather, and the Lord has blessed them with 7 wonderful children: Ben, Eden, Sarah Brooks, Leilani, Judah, Eve, and Sam – it’s a fun house!