We’re excited to recognize and thank Lauren & Ryan Burke! The Burke’s are a vital part of our church community! They help out in a lot of wonderful ways.

Read more about how God has worked through this family at Canyon Springs Church.

What Ministry / Group do you Volunteer With?

Lauren – The Worship team & VBS Visuals

Ryan – The Worship team

When did you start coming to Canyon Springs?

Summer of 2016

What made you decide to Volunteer?

Lauren – I joined the Worship team after Ryan did. I wanted to get to know people and be a part of what God was doing at Canyon Springs. It was easy to like everyone right away.

Ryan – Kyle Hildebrand asked me to join the worship team after we attended service at Canyon Springs. Kyle and I had known each other for awhile.

What is your favorite part about Volunteering?

Lauren – Getting to know people. There is no faster/better way to get to know someone than by working alongside them.

Ryan – I like playing on worship teams. It’s my preferred way to worship and it gives me a chance to play with all my toys.

Do you volunteer with organizations, outside of Canyon Springs

Lauren – Not currently, unless you count keeping a tiny human alive. I don’t get paid for that.

Ryan – Not right now. In the past, we ran an all ages music/art venue at our last church.

About You

What is your job/profession?

Lauren – Graphic Illustrator/Designer and a Stay At Home Mom.

Ryan – Graphic Design / Video Production / Podcaster

Where were you born/raised?

Lauren – I was born in Fairfax, VA but have lived most of my life in California.

Ryan – Born and raised in Mira Mesa.

What brought you to San Diego?

Lauren – My parents made me. My Dad said, “The weather is nice and you’re a baby. You can’t talk.”

Ryan – Dumb luck I guess.


Lauren – Married to Ryan who tricked me into our first date on accident. We found a dead shark on the beach. We fell in love. Made a 3 year old (Henry) and kid #2 is under construction.

Ryan – One wife, one kid, a second on the way.

Stuff & Random Tidbits

What is your favorite food / restaurant in San Diego?

Lauren – Tiger Tiger, Tajima Ramen, Happy Sushi, Luigis Pizza in North Park.

Ryan – There are so many. What category?

What is one “interesting fact” about you?

Lauren – I have caught birds with my bare hands . . . is that interesting?

Ryan – I don’t actually know how to do anything. I just make it up as I go.

Random Stuff About You / Fun Facts

Lauren – I used to live next to Madonna by the Hollywood sign. I was young. I didn’t care.

Ryan – I like spicy food. I’m not really into avocados in general.

What is one word or phrase that describes you?

Lauren – I took a quick online quiz to try to narrow down a word that would sum up my being as a whole and define my existence … “Please enter your email to see your results!” Nah. I’m good. I guess that makes me MYSTERIOUS!

Ryan – Vertebrae. My bones are on the inside.

Thank you Lauren & Ryan for your serving hearts!

 Enjoy a few photos of the Burke Family!

Would you like to Volunteer?