Fast, Ryan & Erin


Meet the Fasts


Ryan and Erin both experienced a call into missions early on in their childhood. Ryan participated in two international mission trips with Teen Missions Int’l (TMI) in his teenage years. Erin participated in three mission trips through her local church.

Ryan & Erin met in college and spent the first ten years of their marriage as “tent-makers” traveling throughout the United States, wherever Ryan’s job as a Civil Engineer would lead, ministering through the local churches in the various communities in which they would land.

During these 10 years of constant travel, Ryan and Erin cultivated a desire to work with teenagers and explored their respective calling to the mission field by leading teams with TMI to Greece in 2002 and Poland in 2003. After these two summer experiences, the Fasts began a journey towards becoming full-time missionaries with Teen Missions.

Currently, Ryan and Erin live with their three children, Micah, Abigail, and Ezekiel, in Portland, OR. They coordinate TMI promotional activities on the West Coast and lead teams of young people with Teen Missions around the world as they are “training tomorrow’s missionary today.”


  • Ryan – August 17
  • Erin – June 16
  • Micah – June 16
  • Abigail – October 24
  • Ezekiel – January 24


  • July 10, 1999

Missionary News

  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Spring 2018) May 11, 2018 Dear Friends & Family, It is hard to believe how quickly this school year has gone by and that our summer of ministry is nearly upon us.  We are excited to share with you the Fast family “going-ons” as well as keep you up to speed on the ministry that the Lord allows us to participate in with Teen Missions Int’l (TMI).  2018 RECRUITING Recruiting this spring has been spent in the Northwest.  We began the new year with one of our favorite ...
  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Winter 2018) January 29, 2018 Dear Friends and Family, This Fall has proven to be one of the busiest seasons of ministry and we are genuinely excited to send this update to you.   Recruiting: Portland & Beyond Throughout the fall we’ve concentrated our recruiting efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest.  This has including speaking at Christian school chapels and youth groups, sharing at church services, representing Teen Missions at Mission Fest Seattle and running  Student ConneXion’s “SEND ME!” Missions Conference for students ages 10-20 here in Portland, Oregon. ...
  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 5, 2017 Dear Friends and Family,   As the leaves are starting to turn colors and the smell of fresh rain has begun to return to the Northwest we know that it is time to get back into the swing of fall.  It has been an amazing and fruitful summer, and we are excited to share with you about all that the Lord did in both Malawi and Mongolia this summer. As many of you know, Ryan and I returned to Mongolia this summer with ...
  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Spring 2017) May 11, 2017   Dear friends & family, It is hard to believe that the summer is nearly upon us and by the time you receive this newsletter we will be in the home stretch of making preparations for our upcoming summer mission trips. Thanks so much for all of you who are praying and supporting us. We are very excited to give you a quick update on all that God has been doing in and through us over the last few months. MINISTRY UPDATE THANK YOU ...
  • Fast, Ryan & Erin Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 16, 2017 Life in the Fast Lane                           Dear Friends & Family, Happy New Year! We trust that you are all doing well. We are excited to share with you about the ministry that the Lord allows us to participate in with Teen Missions Int’l (TMI). Student ConneXion: Mission Conference As Mission Mobilizers, we’ve employed a lot of different tactics over the years to recruit teenagers and preteens for TMI teams. This past November ...
  • Fast, Ryan & Erin Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 9, 2016  Life in the Fast Lane Dear Friends & Family, What an amazing summer! The Fast family went our separate ways this summer on two different mission trips. Micah went on a Preteen mission trip with Teen Missions to Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada and Erin & I led a teen trip to China. Additionally during Boot Camp, Abby spent a week at Peanut Camp where she baked cookies for first responders and the elderly and shared the Gospel while delivering them. We ...
  • Fast, Ryan & Erin Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 9, 2016 Dear Friends and Family,Just as springtime holds all kinds of potential, so the Fast family is in a season of anticipation. It seems like much of our lives is consumed with making plans for upcoming summer trips to China & Canada, but still so much else is going on! So we are excited to share with you this ministry update of all that the Lord has been doing.WINTER TRAVELSSince January, I (Ryan) have traveled more than 7,000 roadway miles, mostly ...
  • Fast, Ryan & Erin Newsletter (Winter 2016) March 8, 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR!As you welcome in the New Year, we pray God’s fervent blessing over all of you. It is always amazing to me how each year goes by more quickly than its predecessor. Yet here we are, looking forward to another year of ministry and grateful to be able to share with you about what the Lord has done since last we wrote.FALL MINISTRYThe fall and early winter have been full of wonderful opportunities to share with folks about ...
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