Austin Ward

Austin Ward


Austin has been attending Bridges since 2014 and met his wife, Ellen, there in 2015 when she starting attending. They were married in 2017 and in 2021, welcomed their first child, Dean, who keeps them busy most of the time. Austin was born and raised in Atlanta, GA.

Austin became a Christian during his elementary school years in an Atlanta area church. He was an active member of his high school youth group. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his degree in Computer Engineering. It was during his time at Georgia Tech as part of a ministry led by Pastor Dan Stockum that Austin really discovered his faith and developed a desire to make it central to his life. In 2014, Austin moved out to California to work at a tech company and started attending Bridges.

Austin has been an active volunteer in the Bridges Student Ministries since early 2015. He is passionate about working with high school students and helping them discover their own personal walk with God. Austin has also been active in the Young Professionals (YoPros) Life Group, helping where needed in planning meetings, hosting meetups, and filling any other gaps that are needed!

Austin enjoys anything outside, doubly so if it allows him to spend time with his family. In the winter you are likely to find him snowboarding in Tahoe on Saturdays. During the summer you’ll find him hiking, biking, and anything else he can find time to do!

To contact Austin, please email Liliya in the Bridges office at