Welcome to Red Tree
Whether you are churched, un-churched or de-churched; skeptical about Christianity or simply curious; a committed follower of Christ or a confused Christian, you will find a community where serious and genuine conversations take place about the claims of Jesus Christ and the brokenness and beauty of his church.
Ryan grew up in central Illinois and became a Christian while in college at Murray State University. After college he married his best friend, Megan, who is from Hot Springs, Arkansas and a graduate of Rhodes College. Together they worked on staff with Campus Outreach to start two new college ministries in the Midwest.
Following their time in college ministry, they moved to Orlando, Florida where Ryan pursued theological training at Reformed Theological Seminary. In 2012, upon serving churches in Memphis and the Detroit area, Ryan, together with Megan and their three children (Nevin, Molly and Anna) moved to Royal Oak, MI to plant New City Presbyterian Church and to establish the Detroit Project, a ministry that exists to be a catalyst for a church planting movement throughout the Detroit region.
Ryan served as New City's Senior Pastor for ten years (2012 - 2022) and saw New City grow into a thriving, fruitful church. In 2022, the McVicar family was persuaded God was calling them to begin the privileged work of a new church start-up in Ann Arbor. The McVicar's are thrilled to be part of the Ann Arbor community and feel honored to serve the people of this great city.
Red Tree exists to glorify God and to be a tree of life for Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.
We are people from different places, with different stories, who are being rooted in the truth of the gospel and changed by the power of the gospel in order to reflect the beauty of the gospel to each other, our city, university, the nations and generations to come.