HI, I’M RYAN AHLWARDT!
(That’s pronounced “all-wert“)
I am a singer-songwriter, vocal arranger, worship leader, guitarist, and alumnus of the world-renowned a cappella group Straight No Chaser.
SNC has sold over 1 million albums since signing with Atlantic Records in 2008. I have performed on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and PBS and have worked with such artists as The Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, Sara Bareilles, and Take 6, to name a few.
I am a co-host of Radio Theology on 99.5 WZPL in Indianapolis. Radio Theology is a weekly radio show and podcast on the #1 Top 40 station in Indiana whose mission is to inspire Hoosiers to lead a life of compassion, service, and joy.
I am also the Area Director of Hamilton Southeastern Young Life in Fishers, IN. Young Life is a global, non-denominational outreach ministry whose mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith.
More important than all of this, however, I am blessed to be Lauren’s husband and Olivia & Gus’ dad.
My creative mission is to provoke Godward thought in others through my music and writing so they can experience life in its fullest.
To that end, I write, sing, and speak about faith, leadership, creativity, and relationships. On occasion, I write about things that don’t fit neatly into one of these categories (like Lamaze class, hanging out with walruses, and anxiety, for example).
If you are someone who wants to live life to the full and help others do the same, then my blog is for you!