Ryan Eikenbary-Barber, Pastor

Ryan Eikenbary-Barber serves as the senior pastor of Ravenswood Covenant Church. Ryan grew up in Seattle and moved to Chicago in 1990. Ryan met and married his wife Amy while they were students at North Park University. Together they have three children: Anja, Lukas, and Peter.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1994 and his Master of Divinity in 1997 at North Park University. Ryan earned a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary in 2015. 

Ryan has been a Covenant pastor since 1995. He has served as youth pastor at Winnetka Covenant Church; associate pastor and senior pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Minneapolis; church planter and pastor of Anchor Covenant Church in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; and senior pastor at Bethany Covenant Church in Mount Vernon, Washington. Ryan has also served interim pastorates at Arlington United Church in Arlington, Washington and Valley Covenant Church in Eugene, Oregon. 

Among Ryan’s favorite spots in Chicago are Wrigley Field, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and Tre Kronor. Ryan enjoys good conversation at coffee shops, reading widely and deeply, playing guitar, and finding scenic new places to walk. 

You can reach Pastor Ryan at: ryan@ravenscov.org or call 773-784-7091.

"With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." (Mark 4:30-32 NRS)