by Josie Schmidt-Krayer and Elizabeth Kollmar
Music enthusiast Mike Ryan has always enjoyed playing and singing songs of praise. Despite being born blind, he began playing piano at three years old. Later on he started on the organ. He was raised a catholic and decided to work as an organist for the Catholic Church. Now, Mike lives at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio, where he leads their choir. He greatly enjoys the community that he has found there, and hopes to continue pursuing his passions.