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 (Winter 2020) February 5, 2020Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Winter 2020)
    Dear Friends and Family, Ten years ago, this January, we stepped out in faith and joined staff with Teen Missions (TMI).  We had very little idea of what ministry would look like with TMI. We had a vision to share about the program with kids in the West, but we didn’t know all the places that this vision would lead us. We would travel to 38 states to share about TMI, Ryan would tour for three years with the Winter Jam ...
  • Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Fall 2019) October 4, 2019Ryan & Erin Fast Newsletter (Fall 2019)
    Dear friends and family, It’s hard to know where to start, this past summer was unique for everyone in the family and we all learned and grew through the experiences.  For Ryan and I, we lead the first-ever “Leadership Development” team to Canada.  This team was designed to train up former team members who were interested in leading in the future through a targeted leadership training which took place a week before Boot Camp. After this training, our team helped with ...
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