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Ryan Klinck | Spiritual Direction, Neighborhood Animator

Ryan identifies as a creative, collaborative contemplative. He is called to be an iconographer of daily life, where we are invited by God to see beyond the surface of what we see. These tenants guide his work in spiritual formation and as a spiritual director.

Ryan’s work with the Missional Wisdom Foundation has been extensive. He has journeyed alongside and neighbored with the homeless and homesick of East Dallas at the Dietrich Bonhoeffer House. He has worked with the Epworth Staff in the past to tend our intentional Christian communities. He has developed several resources around new monastic community. He practices film photography as a spiritual discipline and many of his photos can be seen on our website. He continues to offer spiritual direction and space for fellow staff members to reflect on their spiritual and life journeys.

Currently, Ryan lives in Wichita, Kansas, where he is a shared employee between Missional Wisdom Foundation and Neighboring Movement. For Missional Wisdom, he works alongside Matt Johnson to develop and lead our new spiritual direction program, Anam Cara. For Neighboring Movement, Ryan serves as a Neighborhood Animator for the southern part of the SoCe neighborhood.

Ryan is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology (Mdiv), where he focused on spiritual formation. He takes great joy in his bicycle and the opportunity to ride around the neighborhood. Ryan and his elderly dog enjoy good food, slow walks, and naps together.

Publications include:
Rooted in Grace: Essays on Dialogue Without Division. Contributor. Eugene: Cascade, 2018

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