Fr. rmackeyRyan D. Mackey

1200 S Main St.
McPherson, KS  67460
620-241-0723 -

Educational History

Degree Earned
Master's Christian Ministry
Friends University (KS)
Bachelor Philosophy/Religion
McPherson College (KS)
Associate's Music Ministry
Central Christian College of Kansas (KS)

Course Responsibilities

  • Studio Production Techniques
  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History I & II
  • Applied Bass Lessons
  • Applied Guitar Lessons
  • Ear Training I-IV
  • The Gospel of John
  • Survey of Church Music
  • Music Business
  • Lab Bands
  • CCM Coordinator
  • Overseer of Mattson Studio A and Studio B

Employment History

2008 - Present
Asst. Professor of Music & Religion
Central Christian College - McPherson, KS
Adjunct Instructor of Music
Central Christian College - McPherson, KS
Worker/Shift Manager
Main Street Deli - McPherson, KS
Substitute Teacher
USD 418 McPherson, KS
Junior High/High School Teacher
Central Christian School - Hutchinson, KS
Independent Audio Engineer/Producer/Musician
McPherson, KS

Select Bands/Musical Experience

The Free Staters (Civil War-era String Band) --guitar, bgvs, vocals, doumbek, upright bass
Shalom Adonai/Middle Emma Creek (acoustic rock) --upright bass, bgvs, vocals, guitar, mandolin, doumbek
Dear Vanity/Whoville (alternative rock/Christmas) -- bass, bgvs, vocals, guitar
solo/Ongoing Conversation (acoustic rock) -- vocals, guitar, songwriter
atira/Maybe Tomorrow (college rock) -- bass
the ghost himself (college rock) -- bass, bgvs
dj david/synaxis (electronica) -- programming, loops, vocals, bass, songwriter
Christ Society (alternative rock) -- bass, bgvs
The Father’s House music team -- bass, guitar, vocals, bgvs, FOH sound

Selected Recording Highlights

Jacob Wiard (album) -- bass, upright bass
Watch the Ring-Tailed Monkey Dance -- The Free Staters (album) -- guitar, vocals, bgvs, doumbek
75th Choir Reunion Concert -- McPherson College (DVD) -- co-engineer (audio)
Mass Communications -- synaxis (album) -- engineer, producer, songwriter, loops, programming, vocals
A Who Holiday Hullabuloo -- Whoville (album) bass, guitar, bgvs, vocals
Touched By Fire: Bleeding Kansas -- Lone Chimney Productions (soundtrack)-- engineer, producer, upright bass, doumbek, vocals
Touched By Fire: Bleeding Kansas -- Lone Chimney Productions (documentary)-- studio audio engineer, voiceover talent, co-foley/sfx editor
Make Your Caring Count -- United Way of Reno County (commercial)-- engineer, co-producer, vocals, bass, loops, programming
Don’t Give Up -- Sharolyn Sidebottom (EP) -- engineer, co-producer, bass, loops, programming
Vol. II -- Whoville (album) -- bass, bgvs, vocals
Surrender -- Ryan Mackey (EP) -- engineer, producer, vocals, guitar, bass, bgvs
the ghost himself (album) -- bass

* Have engineered, produced, arranged, and played on over 80 projects, ranging from commercials to audio books to full albums, from classical to rock to electronica; operated home studio, 7 Studios, for 4 years.


Deacon -- Communion of Convergence Churches (Anglican Communion), April 2006
Presbyter -- Communion of Convergence Churches (Anglican Communion), December 2006


Wife, Allison (married April 2002)
2 cats, Sweetie and Sammy


Spending time with my wife, family, and friends; reading; listening to and playing music; Church history and liturgy; making rosaries; movies; coffee-based beverages; drawing.

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