Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. After graduating from college he and Laura moved out to Northern Virginia. Matt and Laura were married in 2009 right here in Annandale, VA at Calvary Church. They have 2 beautiful girls, Camden and Hailey.
While at Calvary, Matt responded to God’s call in his life to go into ministry. After serving on staff here at Calvary, God called Matt and Laura (and Camden at the time) to serve as missionaries in the city of Chicago. While in Chicago, the Ryba’s co-led a ministry called Reach77 and served in the city for just over 5 years before returning to Virginia.
Matt graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and holds a master's degree from Liberty Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in 2018.
Matt and Laura are passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus. They have a heart for missions (local and global) and are excited to be serving this community of faith called Calvary Church here in NoVA.
Director of Life Groups- Lesley Dennis
Director of Outreach- Morgan Brown
Directors of Global Missons- Rema Needels, Tom Rose
Director of Children's Ministry- Tom Rose
Events Team Leads- Lyssa Michels, Bunni Cooper
Prayer Team Leads- Doreen Trammell, Trudy Poole
Helping Hands Team Lead- Linda Adkins
Church Board Members
Rema Needels (Nazarene Missions International)
Doreen Trammell (Secretary)