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Meet Ryan & Dr. Angie

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Ryan N. Franklin

Christian Leader™ Made Simple's mission is to help pastors and Christian leaders gain stability, create personal vision, and follow a plan of action to grow their leadership effectiveness and enjoyment.


Ryan knows what it’s like to be unclear about what to do next in leadership and life. He has the ability to guide you and give you the tools you need to bring clarity to more successfully lead your organization forward in a healthy manner. His greatest joy is to work with pastors and church leaders as they endeavor to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Prior to becoming involved in full-time church ministry in 2005, Ryan's natural leadership gifts brought him to the forefront in the field of nursing. He served as a nursing director at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where he was an integral part of restructuring and revitalizing what was a failing health care facility. While in Washington, DC, Ryan served as Assistant Pastor in a church plant in the metro area.

Ryan currently serves as Assistant Pastor at The Pentecostals of Alexandria where he oversees many aspects of the local church. His natural wiring for structure and administration provides a unique element to the POA pastoral team. Ryan also serves as a team member of Human Performance Advisors, a leadership coaching firm.


Ryan is a graduate of Concordia University, holding a Professional Certification: Executive Coaching and Consultation. He is a certified CDR 3-D Assessment Coach. He also is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a focus in Pastoral Counseling. Ryan is the author of The Christian Leader Blueprint: A Step-by-Step Guide to Leadership Transformation. He and his wife, Angie, are raising two children, Olivia and Neil. Ryan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

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Dr. Angie Franklin

Dr. Angie Franklin brings a wealth of experience and a passion for leadership to her role as a pastor's wife and Christian leader. With over 20 years of dedicated service, Angie has consistently demonstrated her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Throughout her career, Angie has made significant contributions to the field of education. She has served as a principal in elementary schools for many years, where her strong leadership skills and innovative approach have fostered an environment of growth and success. In addition, Angie has shared her expertise as an Adjunct College Professor of Education at the collegiate level, imparting her knowledge and shaping the next generation of educators.

Angie's educational background is equally impressive. She holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration, a Masters of Arts in Teaching, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Her dedication to professional growth is evident in her 30 plus certification in  Educational Leadership and her MACTE Montessori Leader Certification. Angie's commitment to excellence has been recognized with prestigious awards, including Teacher of the Year in 2012 and Region 6 Leader of the Year by LACUE in 2017. Her outstanding leadership qualities were further acknowledged with her nominations for Principal of the Year in 2019 and 2022. In addition to her extensive qualifications, Angie possesses a wide range of certifications and skills that enhance her ability to make a meaningful impact. She is an Evaluator-certified professional, adept at assessing and improving educational practices. Angie is also a certified coach and mentor, specializing in TAP, CLASS, and CIS methodologies. Her passion for growth and development is evident through her certification as an Aspiring Leader and her achievement of the Leading with Better Instruction certification in 2020. Angie's expertise extends to financial management and team development, making her a well-rounded leader in various domains.


Beyond her professional endeavors, Angie is a devoted wife to Ryan Franklin, a pastor, and together they are raising two children, Olivia and Neil. She cherishes spending quality time with her family, creating lasting memories. With her exceptional experience, impressive credentials, and unwavering dedication, Dr. Angie Franklin continues to inspire and positively impact the lives of those around her.

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