Ryan Klinck | Spiritual Direction, Neighborhood Animator
Ryan identifies as a creative, collaborative, contemplative. He is passionate about friendship and combating isolation. He feels called to be an iconographer of daily life, where he takes pictures and tells stories about how God shows up in unexpected places. 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 alongside the Epworth House Staff, tending to our intentional Christian communities, and developed several resources around new monastic community. Many of his photos can be seen on our website.
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 and practices Asset-Based Community Development.
Ryan is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology (Mdiv), where he focused on spiritual formation. He receives great joy in riding his antique bicycle around the neighborhood and along the river. Ryan and his elderly dog (Barnaby) enjoy good food, slow walks, and naps together.
Rooted in Grace: Essays on Dialogue Without Division. Contributor. Eugene: Cascade, 2018
Contact Ryan if:
You would like to receive spiritual direction
Learn about our spiritual direction training program, Anam Cara
Talk about friendship, neighboring, or the effects of isolation
Learn about Asset-Based Community Development