Ryan Baitzel is a disciple of Jesus, husband and father of four. He serves as the lead pastor of Emergence Church in Totowa NJ, which was launched in May of 2006 with a core group of 40. Emergence quickly grew, adding services every year for 3 straight years, and just recently moved into a 600 seat warehouse that they renovated. Quickly the church has grown again to the place where there are six Sunday services in two locations (Totowa and Ridgewood), with a third location coming soon in Rockaway. Emergence is also committed to planting churches in North Jersey, and currently is training two church planters to plant gospel centered, missional, multiplying churches. Ryan also is part of the future travelers learning community, and leadership networks next-gen pastors learning community.