Alongsiders International is a member of the Micah Network
Based in Grand Rapids, USA
Andrew Ryskamp has been Director of the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee since 1998.
Andrew started working with CRWRC in 1974 as an agronomist in Bangladesh. He has served as Field Director in the Philippines and Sierra Leone, as well as serving in North America as Director of Diaconal Ministries US.
His passion is to see lives saved and communities transformed. He encourages the church in North America not only to support strong community-based work in poor communities, but to use the same principles in their own communities. That way the church is an instrument of transformation while it is also being transformed.
Andrew is married to Kris and the father of 2 adult sons, Jonathan and Michael.