Ryan Lubbers grew up in Grandville, went to Calvin College, and graduated in 1992. He was a middle school teacher in Grandville from 1996 to 2011 and then moved to the high school to teach Chemistry and Physics. He obtained a master's degree in education from Grand Valley State University and continues to learn about teaching though daily practice. He is married and has three lovely children. His hobbies include boating, hunting, and painting houses during the summer months.