My name is Bryan, and I direct Mid-America’s marketing and communications efforts. We often say, “Mid-America is the best-kept secret.” I see it as my remit that we are a secret no longer.
I grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Oregon where I studied Communications. During undergrad, I was introduced to the Gospel and decided to follow Jesus. Upon graduation, I began working with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade of Christ) in Long Beach, CA. After spending nine months launching and growing discipleship groups on college campuses, I moved to North Carolina to help grow these movements at NC State, UNC, Duke, St. Augustine’s College, NCCU, and Shaw University. I married my college sweetheart a year later and, together with a team in NC, we spent seven wonderful years in collegiate ministry.
We felt God leading us away from full-time ministry and to the corporate world. I was fortunate to land a job in pharmaceutical sales with Pfizer in 2006. I enjoyed a very successful career in sales, winning multiple individuals and team awards. However, I wanted to pursue other interests and found a home for them in the company’s public affairs department in 2010. I began as an operations manager for a team responsible for managing public affairs for the company’s vast portfolio of research and development, and manufacturing facilities. After two years, I was able to work in the companies global policy center of excellence where I conducted research and wrote position papers to drive the company’s advocacy and public policy efforts. I then moved to a grassroots lobbying position where I mobilized advocates for legislative issues. After this, I was promoted to a role with responsibility for developing the company’s public affairs strategy for its consumer healthcare division, and later for its innovative products division, in the U.S. and Canada.
In 2019, I left the company and moved to Memphis, TN, to pursue an opportunity to serve in my current role. In addition, I am able to pursue my goal of earning a Masters of Divinity (and perhaps a PhD soon after). It has been an immense honor to use the wealth of experience God has given me in this ministry called Mid-America.