writer. spiritual director. contemplative activist.
Ryan has been accompanying people of all walks of life—poor, rich, Christian, Hindu, atheist, addicts, homeless, hipsters, mansion-dwellers, mentally ill, surfers—on their life journeys for over a decade. Listening to the stories of those he has had the privilege to be with in a variety of communities across the globe, including in South Africa, Mozambique, South Sudan, Kenya, India, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and beyond, has become his life’s work.
He has a Master of Arts in Theology and Culture (Global & Social Partnership) from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, a post graduate diploma from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Vermont and is certified as a spiritual director from Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.
Ryan’s writing has appeared in Sojourners, Good Men Project, The Other Journal. His first book, Inside Out: How Serving the Poor Can Transform You (And the World) will be released in late 2017.