Caryn S. Ryan


Managing Member
Missionwell LLC

Board Member since 2008

Caryn Ryan joined the Board of Directors of Union Rescue Mission in November 2008. She also serves as a member of the Mission’s Finance and Audit Committee. Currently, Caryn is working as founder and a managing member of Missionwell LLC, which provides finance, accounting and treasury and other support services to non-profits. Past employment includes working as a senior financial executive at Amoco Corporation where she was involved in finance, accounting, treasury, strategic planning, reengineering, shared service and other activities. Caryn also worked at BP, as CFO of BP’s global oil trading operations. While at BP, she initiated and formalized global shared services while improving critical aspects of management information, and initiated external benchmarking as a means of taking Oil Trading to world class standards.

After leaving BP, she felt called to the Christian non-profit world, and joined World Vision International as CFO. While at World Vision, she established a global change initiative spanning financial accountability systems and governance, shared services, and strategic planning. After leaving World Vision, she founded Missionwell LLC, Caryn has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Albion College (Albion, MI) and a MBA in Finance from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Caryn is the mother of two wonderful children. She is a member of the board of directors of two other Christian charities and is an elder at La Canada Presbyterian Church.