Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership


Priest in Charge

I’m Ryan, and I’m the priest of St. Michael and All Angels Church and also Missioner to East Texas for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. I grew up in the mountains of Southern California but came east for college at Wake Forest University. I stayed where it rained and married Marina, my best friend from college. I earned a Master’s Degree in Public History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, found a passion for the land while working on a pig farm, and ran a small business as a furniture craftsperson. I called North Carolina home until the day my family packed up our house and workshop to follow the call in my heart to serve God as a priest. I’m joyfully becoming that person day by day. I received my seminary training and formation at The School of Theology, The University of the South, where I earned an Master’s Degree in Divinity in 2017. Marina and I have two kids—six-year old Henry and two-year-old Eliza.

Get in touch with me at rmails@smaalongview.org


Office Manager and Nursery Director

I was born and raised in Longview, Texas. I am the oldest out of three siblings. After high school I attended Kilgore College and graduated with my Associates. Then I set off to UT Tyler University and study Interdisciplinary Studies. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in 2006 specializing in Mathematics, Early Childhood, Reading. In 2007 I met my wonderful husband Jason. We were married in 2009. We have three beautiful girls and two dogs. As a family we like to spend our time together outdoors. We love to explore the world and watch our girls learn new things everyday. We are also big animal lovers. I have been with St. Michaels for seven years. I can call this place home. I enjoy working with the children. It softens my heart to watch all the children in the nursery grow in their own little way. I consider the children as Mrs. Christina’s Angels.