Hi, I’m Ryan. I was introduced to Casas by Pete Dockery (former Guatemala Field Director) in 2001 and built my first house with Casas in 2003. I fell in love with the ministry. A number of years later, I was asked to serve on the board, and I didn’t hesitate to accept. As an El Paso native and doing ministry work across the border as a youth, Casas immediately held a very special place in my heart. I was excited about the opportunity to serve God through this ministry. I love seeing the effect this ministry has on the families and communities it serves. The families that are blessed with houses can feel and see that this ministry has a genuine love for Christ and a love for those the ministry comes in contact with.
My name is Clay Ryan. I am a Financial Advisor living in Fort Worth, TX. I was born and raised in El Paso, and lived there until my wife and I moved to Fort Worth in 2002. While still living in El Paso, I knew of Casas por Cristo through church and from stories of people I met who had been on a build. It wasn’t until I met Pete Dockery (former Guatemala Field Director) in 2001 and became friends with him that I truly began to understand and appreciate all that Casas did. In 2011, Pete told me about Casas expanding into Guatemala. God laid it on my heart to organize a trip and I have been on a build in Guatemala every year since. My passion for seeing the ministry continue to grow and reach more lives led me to serve on the board. My favorite thing about the ministry is the relationships we have with the local pastors in each of our locations.