Academy Graduation: May 2017

You may just see three men. We see generations. We see a father returning to his children as a new man. We see young men with a new map for a new journey, with the tools and relationship with God to navigate life's ups and downs. 

We see what's possible when people are left with nothing, and then, truly find what they were missing all along.

Ryan Stillwater

Ryan is a longtime Visalian — a graduate of Redwood High School and Fresno Pacific University with a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries. Intrigued by the partnership between the Visalia Rescue Mission and the City of Visalia, Ryan began putting his vision on paper as VRM's Oval Venue Coordinator in August 2013, and has sparked the interest of many throughout the community. Ryan and his wife Amy (a Mt. Whitney High School graduate) have been married for seven years and have three amazing kids — ages 6, 4, and 4.