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About Us

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.

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Lead Pastor

Ryan McVicar 

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.

Ryan McVicar | Red Tree Church | PCA | Ann Arbor
Ryan McVicar 

Lead Pastor

Red Tree PCA | Ann Arbor | Ryan McVicar

Meet Our Team

Our Vision

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.

University of Michigan | Red Tree Church | PCA

Our Name

Why did we name our church “Red Tree"?

Red Tree Church | PCA | Ann Arbor

Our Beliefs and Heritage

We believe that the Christian life is not meant to be lived in isolation. This applies to congregations as well as individuals.

While we are certainly a young church, we are not new in our beliefs and practices. We wholeheartedly embrace the historic Christian faith as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and expressed in the ancient creeds of the universal church (e.g., the Apostles' and Nicene creeds). We are also committed to the rich heritage of the Protestant Reformation with its emphasis on God’s sovereignty and grace. A helpful summary of these views that we subscribe to can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

In addition to these historical ties, Red Tree is connected to the church regionally and nationally as well. Nationally, we are a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). This connection provides us with partnership in mission, accountability, and support. We live out our ties regionally through our membership in the Great Lakes Presbytery, which includes every PCA church throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

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