Ryan Heckman

Ryan Heckman

Ryan Heckman

Grassroots Gift Officer
(612) 400-6268

Ryan Heckman is an advocate, and has a passion for justice inspired during his time working with faith communities across the country as he worked for LGBTQ inclusion in Lutheran faith communities. Ryan comes to Headwaters from ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans For Full Participation with experience in building a strong community to fund a mission of full inclusion and welcome for queer people in the church. Ryan is thrilled to be a part of Headwaters where he will organize grassroots networks and inspire them to meaningfully and boldy resource Headwaters Foundation's grant making. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is currently pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Management at Hamline University. He serves on the Minnesota Council of Nonprofit's working group for the future of donor advised funds and serves on the board of directors for Shobi's Table, a local Lutheran food ministry based in the Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA. For fun, you'll find Ryan reading many novels at once, or cooking with his husband and his two kittens. You can give Ryan a call if you want to organize and mobilze your networks to resource movements in Minnesota. He'll be happy you called!