Josh Rykse is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He and his wife, Jaila, are going on 7 years of marriage and have two daughters (Haven, 5) and (Hyland, 2).
He is a graduate of the Epic Commission Discipleship Program and Valley University Bible School at Valley Family Church (VFC), in Kalamazoo. Valley Family Church is led by Senior Pastors, Jeff & Beth Jones. Shortly after his graduation, he joined the staff at VFC where he became ordained. He helped serve and lead the college age Discipleship Program (Epic Commission) and became one of the Student Ministry Pastors one year later. For the past 7 years at VFC, Josh has successfully pastored and led hundreds of students, volunteer teams, events, served as a Campus Service Director, and led one of the summer internship programs.
Josh is now currently focused on writing, speaking and traveling to minister to churches and the next generation. He is an author and the founder of Kids With Crowns, a ministry to help the next generation find their purpose and make an impact on people along the way for the Kingdom of God. Josh is authentic and passionate about his call to motivate and encourage others to be everything God has created them to be.