KOR Ministries started in 2002 by Ryan Dobson as a ministry to the skate community. Team KOR, as they were known, traveled to Ecuador to spread the message of Jesus Christ through skateboarding.
He’d ski everyday if he could, but a higher calling has Ryan Dobson on the road, on the platform, and in the skateparks…all for his unfading love of today’s generation of youth.
Ryan’s knowledge of youth culture and speaking experience have earned him the respect and trust today’s younger generation. Traveling extensively, he speaks to more than one-hundred audiences a year at events ranging from music festivals, concert tours, youth camps and crisis pregnancy center fundraisers. His candor has landed him hundreds of radio and TV interviews.
As an impassioned youth speaker with a message that is always relevant, Ryan has touched countless teens and 20-somethings. He is articulate, animated, and passionate about topics that he feels the next generation needs to hear. Steadfast and unashamed, he teaches the younger set to examine their belief systems and to think through consequences before making decisions. Using his hands-on knowledge, current events, and cultural examples, Ryan has the unique ability to relate to the youth of today.
He is the voice of KorKast, a weekly podcast challenging listeners in the way they see, hear, and think about life and the way they all interact with the culture around them. In 2005, Ryan founded the KOR Ministry, an organization whose outreach is centered on evangelism and fostering passion and identity in the next generation. KOR holds leadership training seminars and travels to various destinations for missions.
Ryan is the bestselling author of three books, Be Intolerant, 2 Die 4, and 2 Live 4. His writings examine moral relativism and its role in society today and challenges readers to choose Christianity, “the ultimate adventure.”
Ryan graduated from Biola University with a bachelor's degree in communications. He and his wife Laura live in Colorado, where they’ve traded in waves for snow and snowboard and ski with friends.
Laura Dobson A California native, Laura graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Administration. In 1999, Laura volunteered with Youth with a Mission: Discipleship Training School and worked as a mission's team leader and a facilitator in the Surfers for Missions International Outreach, completing in 2001. Over the past 5 years, Laura has lead international missions in Portugal, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, and Netherlands. She also does consulting work with companies developing leaders and communication skills.
She has her licensing in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). She is on the Board for KOR. She is speaker and leadership trainer. Laura has been involved in GAP Youth Training Services since 2001 and is a Board member. Laura is a California Certified High School Athletic Coach and has spent time coaching local high school volleyball teams. She has her CPR Certification and Red Cross first aid training.
She is married to Ryan Dobson and currently lives with him and their two puppies in Colorado Springs.
445 C. East Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. #311
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
KOR Ministries website is: korministries.com