About Our Founders
Ryan and Marie MacPherson, married since 2004, established Into Your Hands LLC in 2012 to expand the ability of their own family to serve other families through research, consulting, publishing, training, and advocacy consistent with natural law.
Ryan serves as Chair of the History Department at Bethany Lutheran College where he teaches courses in American history and bioethics. He also is president of the Hausvater Project, a nonprofit organization promoting a biblical vision for family, church, and society in the spirit of the Lutheran confessions. He holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. The author of numerous books, he also has served as senior editor to The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy (2012 to 2016) and as a global advisor to The MacPherson Group, PC (currently). Since 2017, he has served as an adjunct faculty for the M.A. in Theological Studies program at Martin Luther College.
Marie home educates the MacPherson children. She is a certified Classical Lutheran Educator (Consortium for Classical Lutheran Educators), with a B.A. in Elementary Education, with prior licensure for K-6 Language Arts as well as certification for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod parochial school system. She served for six years as a leader in the local chapter of La Leche League and also established a local chapter for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is widely read concerning home births, breastfeeding, and nutritional healing (including natural supplements and essential oils). Her book Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More gathers maternal wisdom from 25 moms of 160+ children. Her devotional book, Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood, provides biblical encouragement for mothers. A former college speech team participant, Marie now regularly judges collegiate competitions in forensic debate, interpretative prose, and other public speaking genres.