About the Living Room


Our Why

We’re your home away from home.

College can be an isolating experience. It’s possible to be surrounded by people and still lonely.

There aren’t many places where you can experience meaningful community and have honest conversation about the deeper issues of life.

The Living Room exists to be a home away from home for college students—a place to belong.

We’re the college ministry of Browns Bridge Church. Our mission is to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.


The Meeting

Here’s what happens every week.

  • We share dinner. It’s free and there’s no better way to connect with others than over a meal.

  • We worship. Through music and song, we express our love for God. Whatever you believe or don’t believe it’s an incredible atmosphere.

  • We listen to a message. Each talk is practical, challenging, and deals with a topic we face in everyday life.

  • We discuss what we’re learning in small groups.


Our Team

Ryan Gray


Ryan is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and studied at The University of Tennessee. After graduating, he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he met and married his beautiful bride, Ellen. They moved to Georgia in 2008. Ryan has a passion for coaching and developing people. When not at work, you can find him enjoying fly-fishing, golfing, or any outdoor adventure with Ellen and their three boys: Jackson, Carter, and Maddox.

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Carly Lawandales


Carly grew up in Alpharetta, GA before moving to Athens to attend college at UGA. After graduating, Carly continued her adult life in Athens. A few years later, she moved back to the Metro Atlanta area for the North Point Leadership Residency, where she is now completing her Masters in Christian Leadership and is working for TLR. She has a passion for helping college-aged adults find their purpose and value. Carly is always up for Mexican food, is a UGA football season ticket holder and never misses out on a good hang with her friends.

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Katie Wallace


Katie grew up in Woodstock, Georgia, before attending college at the University of North Georgia. She is now a senior at UNG, and working toward her English degree with a minor in Spanish. Although she is a college student, she has a passion for other students and the potential for growth that is present during this time in their lives. Katie is a huge lover of all houseplants, is constantly planning her next adventure out of the country, and loves a good snuggle with her dog, Charlie.

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Jacob Juneau


Jacob was born and raised in Cumming, Georgia before moving to Dahlonega to attend the University of North Georgia. He is currently a junior pursuing a degree in digital marketing with a minor in Spanish. Jacob is passionate about people and is always looking to make a new friend. If you haven't met Jacob yet, look for the loudest, most enthusiastic person in the room, and you've probably found him.

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