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 2019) May 10, 2019 Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Spring 2019) Teen teachers in Waco, TX Hello from the Fast Family. We have been in Florida since the middle of November and “Sunny Florida” has certainly lived up to its name. We are learning to put on lots of sunscreen and enjoying the warm ocean waters. We are both working in the Promotions Department which has been a very exciting and exhausting at the same time. It is full of all sorts of learning and growing opportunities.  Enjoying Beignets in New Orleans Teach ...
  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Winter 2019) February 19, 2019 Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Winter 2019) Greetings from Florida to all our friends and family around the world!   Transitions So much has happened since we last wrote. After our amazing summer in Madagascar, we returned to the Pacific NW to continue recruiting for summer teams. In October, a new Director, Richard Barber, was brought onboard at Teen Missions.  Immediately after he took the position of Director, he contacted us and asked us to consider temporarily relocating down to Florida to train and develop the Promotions Department. After ...
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