Bryson is a graduate of the University of Mount Union where, as a student athlete, he studied Biology and Religious Studies. He then went on to obtain his master’s degree in Public Health from Kent State University with a specialty in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Race and culture have always been a passion of his and were the focus of his graduate work. Bryson has lived, worked, and served in some of the poorest and most challenging places around the world. He is passionate about seeing men and women live an abundant life, especially those in communities that lack resources and access to opportunity. Learning from his own experiences of poverty and loss, he has transformed these disadvantages into advantages for others. He is currently living out his passions as a community developer through leadership and economic development with the Akron Leadership Foundation, youth development with Generation Akron, and pastoring at the Front Porch Fellowship, in Akron, Ohio.